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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

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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

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.

Annette S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour. Such a different experience to anything I have done on New Year's Eve anywhere in the world. In particular, the polar opposite to NYE in Australia.

Marilyn USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We especially enjoyed this tour. The fireworks were seen from a church on a hill in the middle of Reykjavik. We could see the fireworks a full 360 degrees!! It surrounded us. The bonfire was interesting. Waiting for one of the travelers who got lost in finding the bus for 30 minutes was a little annoying. But I would have wanted them to wait for and find me if it was me. The hotel stop was then delayed and snacks were mostly gone.

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We arrived in Reykjavik on December 31st, booked the tour as not sure what went on.
The tour guide and driver were fantastic, taking us to the bonfire and fireworks early so we got the best views and best parking. The stay for coffee in the middle was a bit long but the guide took us away early and gace us a guided tour of the city
FANTASTIC ,,,,,

Keith B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great time had,,,,,,

Lea D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was an awesome trip. The staff was really nice and did their best to show us the best places to see the fireworks. The bonfire was also really great.
I would definitely recommend this trip.

scherzva

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great way to spend NYE

George C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Absolutely mental, my highlight of the trip. If you love Health and safety rules don't go! You have to do this trip to understand why its mental

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