New Year holidays in Iceland

Enjoy good food, spectacular fireworks and the exuberant night life in Reykjavik with this New Year holidays package by Iceland Travel

The New Year is a great celebration in Iceland and the locals are known for doing it with style. You will enjoy great firework that light up the sky and make the atmosphere magical. In Iceland there are no restrictions on fireworks like other countries have, so everyone in Iceland take part making this one massive fireworks show – all over the city.

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Northern lights holidays in Iceland

The 2 days itinerary

Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve

You will begin your New Year holidays by exploring Reykjavik with a local guide. The first stop is a Iceland Rescue team Firework sales. Each year some 600 tonnes of firework – yes around 2 kg / 4.4 lbs per inhabitant – go up into the skies. At the firework sale we will buy a bomb to take with us on our tour – a very special explosion to be enjoyed at our last stop. Our next stop will be a old cemetery in Reykjavik. We will hear about whey the dead rise from their graves on New Years Eve! Next we head out to Hafnarfjordur where we will meet the elves! We will take a look at their home – the mysterious “elf stones”. The story say that the elves are out and about with us on the New Year´s Eve. We will now head over to a beautiful forest grove where we´ll light a little bonfire and make a toast to life and love.
The New Year´s Eve buffet dinner will be at the award winning VOX Restaurant on the Hilton hotel. It emphasizes a Nordic Cuisine with a flavor of ingredients straight from local farmers.
When it is getting close to midnight we will go to a popular viewing spot in Reykjavik and light our own gold sparklers. Now the fun is just beginning… After midnight the pubs and nightclubs go wild! well into the morning. We will take part in the fun.

Jan. 1st: New Year’s Day

This is great day to go and see some of Iceland´s natural highlights, such as the Golden Circle, with Geyser and Gullfoss or relax in the Blue Lagoon. There are loads of interesting day tours available – check our selection and book ahead. This evening there is a optional 4 course dinner a la VOX Restaurant to finish off your New Year holidays with a style!