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!