Annette S Australia
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.
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.
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
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.
George C United Kingdom
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
Must do!!! Fireworks are super. Tour takes you around at the right times so you can enjoy bonfire, have a lil relaxation and then off to see the midnight fireworks in a great location.
I have to admit. When we first started this trip we was a little persuaded to leave, the first bonfire with the live band playing was so nice. It was nice to see the traditional side to Icelandic people. But what let it down was the long wait in the hotel grand for everyone to finish watching their traditional comedy show, which felt like forever. But we waited to see what happened. The guide took us to a high piece of land to view the fireworks. IT WAS AMAZING. I have never seen anything like it, here in England we have fireworks for around 5 mins and you have had enough but thats all we get. In Iceland I witnessed around 200 fireworks at the sometime for about an hour..I was in awe. I had never seen anything like it and I dont think I will again, not like that. It was incredible. If you are doing this trip and you find it a little boring at first I do advise to just hold on and wait.. its worth the wait, I still havent got over the images in my head due to the fact my camera couldnt take a photo due to it being that bright :
What a great night we would never have seen what we saw if hadn't been on the trip - totally recommend it to anyone in Iceland on New Year's Eve
The bonfire and fireworks were amazing! The refreshments at the hotel seemed to be more of a way to bridge the time between the bonfire and the fireworks. Nice to get a warm drink though.
Excellent evening I would highly recommend this trip the fireworks are magnificent but handy tip if you want a few drinks round the bonfire for NYE take your own as they don't take you to a bar until later!
This was a good tour, although there was a great deal of ice on the ground. New Year's Eve is a spectacular time in Reykjavik.
Fun evening. Going to the hotel for coffee was okay - but very crowded, not prepared adequately for the number of people, and too long.
This was a very interesting tour and we enjoyed. However, it was a very confusing pick-up, as there was nothing saying "Viator" and there were tons of buses. I think this is a MUST for tourists in Reykjavik on New Year's Eve.
Mostly excellent except the coffee break at the Grand Hotel. There were too many people there, not enough seats, the coffee was cold and there were no cakes or nibbles as we were told there should be. The coach driver and tour guide were superb as were the fireworks.
I liked the midnight fireworks throughout the city far better, but this is a nice beforehand thing to do if you're looking for something to do in the meantime.
It was a great tour and we definitely recommend it. The only reason we're giving it a three star is because the tour company decided to find one person who didn't show up on the bus when we were leaving from the bonfire. We ended us spending extra 40 mins just to find this one person who wasted time for everyone else on the bus. The tour company could have sent a car to look for this person.
We were unsure how to spend New Years Eve so booked this tour. Initially the company forgot to pick us up at the hotel so always worth confirming they have you on the list but they came back. The bonfire is impressive and a nice way to start the evening with a small firework display at the end. You then go back to a hotel in Reykjavik for coffee which is chaos. They need to get this right as it was difficult to get a cup, only the early few managed to get biscuits and there no where to sit. After this we went down town to a hill to view the fireworks. Nice view, not too crowded and great to see the locals setting off their fireworks. The glass of cava on the coach a nice touch. Not knowing what to do this certainly helped but if you know where to go in town to get the view you can do this yourself without the cost
For what it cost, this tour really wasn't worth it. I was shuttled to a bonfire party which was cool, then to a crowded hotel lobby where there was nothing to do except fight my way to a free cup of coffee and bare snack trays, and then to a park that was down the street from my hotel to watch the fireworks. If you're able to find your own way to a bonfire, then I'd recommend not doing this tour, there was really no value added from the operators.
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