New Year's Eve Bonfire & Fireworks Tour

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Witness one of the world's most wild firework displays, and enjoy this New Years Eve celebration in Reykjavík.

In Iceland, we like to give the passing year a grand send-off in flames. Not only do we gather around massive bonfires (a Nordic custom dating back to our earliest days), but we also like to set the heavens ablaze with an enormous firework show that spans the entire city skyline. Fire on the ground and fire in the sky: it really is quite a tremendous way to mark the end of the old year and the beginning of the new.

If you’re here at this magical time, you can’t help but feel the anticipation in the air. Thankfully, this tour will provide you with hosts to guide you through what is without a doubt the most spectacular night of the year in Reykjavík. Considering the many music festivals, annual parties and cultural events hosted here, that's really saying something.

On this Bonfire and Fireworks tour, you will experience the beloved Icelandic New Year’s Eve traditions. Both the family-friendly atmosphere and the bonfire will warm you as you sing songs (or hum if you don’t know the words), bidding farewell to the old year and preparing to welcome in the new.

By the time midnight draws near you'll have found the perfect spot for you to enjoy the a fireworks display, which occurs like no other. There is not just one fireworks show put on by the city; instead, in Iceland everyone sets off those that they have been collecting the past weeks, to make a manic, long-lasting show.

Your guides will tell you all about the history and folklore of the tradition, and provide you with a glass of sparkling delight in hand.

Start your year on the right foot with this guided tour of the best night in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík
Pickup information:

    Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

    • Bus

    • English guidance

    • Coffee at a restaurant

    • Glass of sparkling wine at midnight

    • Meals

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothing


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    We offer complimentary pick up service for our passengers 30 to 60 min prior to tour departure at any hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik (please see individual tour descriptions for more details). We reserve the right to alter or change the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.

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    All day tours booked start from our office at Hafnarstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík (Lækjartorg) at the departure time given on your voucher. It is the passengers responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in for their tour and to board the tour bus at the tour departure time written on their voucher. 
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