• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Celebrate New Year's Eve, Icelandic style, during this nighttime outing with a local guide. On this 5-hour excursion, explore the New Year's Eve traditions in Reykjavik, which include fireworks displays, street parties and bonfires. Visit some of the most popular celebrations and toast the New Year with a glass of champagne along with the locals. Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels is included.

Highlights

  • New Year's Eve bonfire and firework tour in Reykjavik
  • Travel around central Reykjavik on New Year's Eve with a local guide
  • Stay warm in front of impressive bonfires
  • Soak up the party atmosphere, seeing Reykjavik revelers celebrating the New Year
  • Enjoy a coffee halfway through the tour and a glass of sparkling wine at midnight
  • Watch the sky lit up with an extravagant fireworks bonanza at midnight

What You Can Expect

New Year's Eve in Reykjavik: Bonfire Tour and Fireworks Display

See the New Year's Eve fireworks display in Reykjavik!

Meet your guide downtown or enjoy pickup from your local Reykjavik hotel to start off your New Year's celebration. Board a minibus to head off into the city for an exploration of the traditional New Year's celebrations, which include lots of fireworks and bonfires.
Drive through the city and see that almost every street hosts a bonfire and a neighborhood celebration. Disembark your vehicle to attend some of the most famous ones with your guide, chatting it up with the locals and enjoying the atmosphere. Stop by a local hotel for a drink to warm your frosty extremities.
Then head for the biggest fireworks display of the evening, the city's official blast off that begins around 11:30 pm. Your minibus will ferry you to one of the best vantage points to see the full display. Count down to the New Year with friends new and old, then clink glasses of complimentary champagne to start the year off right.
Stay at the party until about 1am, then board your bus to head back to your drop-off point downtown or at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Joan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I would go back to Iceland for NYE because it was absolutely AMAZING! The neighborhood bonefire was so much fun with so many people from so many countries singing and celebrating together! The locals were extremely friendly! Viewing the fireworks from the museum high on the hill was breathtaking. Being outside on the 4th flour deck with a wrap around deck was perfect! There was a 360 degree view of fireworks going off around the city for over 40 minutes. It was by far the BEST New Year's Eve I ever exerienced. I would only celebrate NYE in Iceland if I could do the tour again.

arsonor7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was amazing. I didn’t know what to expect, but New Years in Iceland is crazy! Worth it for the view of Reykjavik with almost 360 degree fireworks.

carmewilliams

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This is a must do for New Years Eve...to see the magnitude that the city of Reykjavik explodes in colors with fireworks is truly breathtaking. The party that accompanies it is a nice gathering of fellow travelors.

Heather B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Amazing! Fireworks EVERYWHERE! Bonfire was good.

lesley k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was so much more than we expected, following a visit to bonfire and fireworks we were taken to The Perlon and watched the whole of Reykjavik from a balcony, fireworks and celebrations for 2 hours with a couple of glasses of bubbly included.

dt917 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

New Year's Eve was beautiful. Seeing all of the fireworks were amazing! 2 problems were they ran out of Hot Chocolate and NO TEA! Only coffee. They should be more prepared. and they drop you off so far from your hotel and you have to walk at 1:30 in the morning back to the hotel. They should drop you off at their office more light .

Maria A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was amazing and the time spent watching the display was well worth it. A not to be missed experience

Gretchen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Iceland wins NYE for all time! We were picked up by a mini coach and dropped off a few minutes later at the Gray Line headquarters to check in and then load a large motorcoach. We had a fantastic guide and who gave us the itinerary as we made our way to a large community bonfire. Dress WARM! My toes were freezing at times and I had on silk liners, 2 pairs of wool socks, and snow boots! The bonfire had hundreds of people, a fun band, and there was a big fireworks display. The Northern Lights also made an appearance for 10 minutes! We were then taken to the Gray Line bus depot where they set up a party with some donut like things, coffee, hot chocolate and water. They mentioned it was the first year they were doing this. There were 750 of us just standing around listening to just okay music. There were portable restrooms clean and stocked! to use during this stopover. It's necessary, but a little boring so just prepare! Then the fun happens! We were taken to a top point in the city for an hour where you get out, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, and just take in hundred and hundreds of fireworks displays going on at the same time all over the city for as far as the eye can see! There is NOTHING like this anywhere I've been and it's surreal. Iceland doesn't do one big fireworks display. Everyone usually just buys fireworks from the local rescue squads as a way of supporting them and then after a nationally televised broadcast, everyone goes back outside and enjoys fireworks. I HIGHLY recommend everyone going to Iceland during New Years Eve and checking this out! Bucket list item for sure!

dellabeaver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great time at the Bon Fire and Fireworks tour. The only thing I did not like was having to go to the bus depot for coffee, hot cocoa and bathroom trips but it was only a slight inconvenience. The tour guide and the driver did their best to make sure we enjoyed ourselves and the location to view the Fireworks at midnight was absolutely fantastic. Thanks for a great trip.

Maria L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The fireworks were epic! Never in my life have I seen anything like this. After the bonfire and before the fireworks they took us to the bus depo for coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts. There was live entertainment. Clean port-a-potties were also available. An added bonus: the northern lights were visible! Unlikely in the city, but it shows you anything is possible.

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