New Year's Eve Cruise | Celebration at Sea

New Year's Eve Cruise | Celebration at Sea
Hundreds of thousands of fireworks light up the Reykjavík skyline on New Years Eve.
It's a different kind of Northern Lights during the firework display on Reykjavík's New Year's Eve.
The New Year's Eve fireworks around Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík.
Thousands of households contribute to the incredible New Year's Eve celebration in Reykjavík.
What better vantage point is there to see the New Year's Eve fireworks show in Reykjavík than the sea?
Reykjavík's New Year's Eve celebrations are some of the most extravagant in the world.
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Is Reykjavík on your list of places to be on New Year’s Eve? Well, in our opinion, it sure should be! Icelanders go crazy around midnight with their firework show lighting up the night sky, creating a beautiful display all over the city and the surrounding areas!

By joining the cruise you will have ample views of the celebration of the most anticipated night of the year where Icelanders compete to blow up the best, the biggest and brightest explosions!

Meet us at the Old Harbour where our crew awaits you in the hull of our Visitor Centre permanently placed by the pier. You will be greeted with a welcome drink by our crew and shown to the celebratory vessel for the evening. The boat departs at 22:30 to get in a prime position for the beginning of the show, so make sure that you arrive in good time.

After setting out, you will cruise along the capital’s coastline, and see many of its beautiful landmarks. Harpa Concert Hall, the Sun Voyager sculpture, and of course, Hallgrímskirkja church on top of the hill, will all come into view. You will then head a little further out into Faxaflói Bay, and wait for the first explosion - a true spectacle for all senses! As soon as one goes off, others will follow. Before long, the sky will be alive with colour, explosions and smoke. Beyond the bangs, you’ll be able to hear the entire city in celebration.

Be sure to bring warm clothing, as Iceland in December is cold - and it’s even colder out at sea! If you still are chilly, there are overalls and blankets onboard you can borrow, or simply warm up with a hot drink in hand.

While, of course, our main focus will be on the firework display, Iceland can be full of surprises, and on cold clear night we may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!

After a spectacular show, you will return to the Old Harbour. Following the fireworks, it’s time to celebrate the New Year at one of Reykjavík’s many bars and clubs that are open until the early hours of the morning.

Kickstart the New Year with this incredible cruise. There is limited availability so make sure to book early!

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Dec. - Dec.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Northern Lights, Sun Voyager, Reykjavík Harbour, Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 22:30.

Ægisgarður Old Harbour, Reykjavík
Meet us at the Visitor Centre in the Old Harbour approx. 15 min. prior to departure to collect your tickets and board the boat.
  • 2 hr. cruise near Reykjavík

  • Welcome drink

  • Party hats and trumpets

  • Excellent host

  • Warm overalls and blankets

  • Panoramic views

  • Free WiFi onboard

  • Toilet facilities

  • Heated indoor lounge

  • Open bar of select beverages

  • Chips and snacks

  • Northern Lights (if conditions are right)

  • Great company

  • Pickup is not available for this tour

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Sturdy shoes

  • Headgear and gloves

  • Camera (if taking photographs)

Good to know:

The two hour cruise sets off from the Old Harbour and brings you to the immediate coastline of Reykjavík where you have great view of the city and neighbouring areas. The fireworks display from sea is quite spectacular!


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Open bar -need I say more..? This is a great option if you want to experience the fireworks of Reykjavík from front row seats. To sum it up: there are some amazing views and I had a fabulous time!
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