Memorable New Year's Eve Bonfire Tour With Reykjavik Transfer

Make lifelong memories with this New Year's Eve bonfire celebration.
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Holtavegur, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland
3 hours
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Ring in the New Year as the Vikings did with this New Year’s Eve bonfire tour, including roundtrip transportation from Reykjavik. Visitors looking for an authentic and exciting experience to celebrate the holiday should book this tour today. 

Since the days of Ancient Vikings, Icelanders have celebrated the New Year by lighting a massive bonfire for the community to congregate. Around this fire, the people of the village would dance, sing, tell stories, and welcome the upcoming year with their families and community.

On this tour, you have the chance to participate in this exciting tradition. Your guide will pick you up from your Reykjavik accommodation and take you just outside of Reykjavik, where you can enjoy the dark skies and maybe even spot the Northern Lights if you’re lucky. 

Join Reykjavik locals as they say farewell to the old and welcome the new. Not only is this a great way to celebrate the holiday, but it is also one of the best ways to meet locals and learn more about their beautiful culture. 

The bonfire festivities often include dancing, music, singing, and stories of Icelandic folklore. The bonfires on New Year’s Eve are said to be beacons to help light the way for the Icelandic fairies and elves that are on the move on this night. 

When the clock strikes midnight, you may see a firework show over the distant Reykjavik Harbour. There are no large fireworks around the bonfire, only small firecrackers, to ensure a peaceful and safe evening, but you are treated to another kind of light show as the flames dance and light up the area. 

The huge bonfire is typically lit around 8 pm and lasts well into the night, giving you plenty of time to enjoy. Although winter nights in Iceland can be quite cold, the fire is sure to keep you warm!

Even with the warmth of the fire, you will want to be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Warm layers will allow you to stay warm if you are away from the fire or remove layers if you get close, and warm boots are always a must in Iceland. 

There truly is no better way to ring in the New Year than doing as the Icelanders do, keeping up traditions from their Viking ancestors. This tour is perfect for all visitors of all ages and will give you a unique New Year’s experience.

Immerse yourself in Icelandic culture with this New Year’s Eve bonfire night and make memories that will last a lifetime. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Roundtrip bus transport from Reykjavik
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