Bring in the new year in Reykjavík with this exciting bonfire tour of the city, visiting some of the most popular spots for locals. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to add a touch of local culture to their new year’s stay in the world’s most northern capital. Families, couples, friends and solo travellers will all benefit from this incredible tour.
Your tour will begin at the BSÍ terminal in downtown Reykjavík. From here you will board a bus to start your evening filled with fireworks and wonder, during one of the most festive nights of the year in Iceland.
New year’s eve in Reykjavík is a massive party. From the beginning of Christmas, locals start collecting fireworks in preparation for city-wide celebrations. The winter sky above the city becomes illuminated as the nation prepares to usher in the new year, and anticipation fills the crisp night air.
You will stop at one of the biggest bonfires in the city. Here you will be treated to a small preview of the massive fireworks display to take place later in the evening. Rugged up in your warmest winter clothing, you will be immersed in Icelandic tradition. This is one of the best ways to see how the locals celebrate, unite and enjoy the evening’s events.
You will also be given your own sparkler firework to set off. Perhaps you might want to set it into the night along with a wish for the year around the corner.
After the bonfire, you will take a trip around the city. Your expert guide will teach you all about the Icelandic traditions around the end of year celebration. You will, of course, see fireworks throughout the evening all over the city, but your guide will also introduce you to the best spots to see the full display at midnight.
You will finish the tour at BSÍ, your hotel, or one of the spots where you will get the best view of the fireworks. You will then have plenty of time to settle in and tilt your head towards the sky as you wait for one of the most impressive and exciting displays of a nation celebrating that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Don’t miss the chance to start your new year like an Icelandic local. Book today to secure your spot.
Winter in Reykjavík is quite cold. Ice and snow can sometimes cover the city, and wind chill can make temperates drop. You will be outside for some parts of this tour. Even though you might be heading towards a bonfire, it is important to make sure you have adequate warm clothing. Layers, thermal wear and incredibly warm outerwear are highly recommended, as well as a hat, scarf and gloves.