New Year's Eve In Reykjavik: Bonfire Tour And Fireworks Display

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Klettagarðar 4, Reykjavík, Iceland
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up is offered from most hotels and guesthouses in the capital area, as well as from cruise ports.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join in with Reykjaviks extravagant New Years Eve celebrations on a nighttime bonfire tour and fireworks display. The event is a big deal in the Icelandic capital, with countless bonfires, street parties and revelry taking place. With a guide, discover the most impressive bonfires and then see Reykjavik erupt with a midnight firework bonanza. Ring in new year with a glass of sparkling wine and celebrate alongside the locals!


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Meet your guide at the local operator's bus terminal or alternatively, start your evening with a pickup from your Reykjavik hotel. Then, head off by bus to discover the citys legendary New Years Eve celebrations. Few places in the world rival the atmosphere of New Years Eve in Reykjavik, when the city pulls out all the stops for its single biggest night of the year. Every neighborhood of the city has a bonfire on New Years Eve, and your guide will show off the best ones and tell you about the customs and myths that surround this holiday in Iceland.

After seeing the city's roaring bonfires crackle and spit against the frosty buildings and dark night sky, visit one of the major bonfires with your guide. Having enjoyed the party atmosphere around the bonfire, visit a nearby viewing spot for a hot drink and warm your hands from the Icelandic cold.

While there are lots of small fireworks displays throughout the evening, Reykjaviks New Years Eve crowd-puller is the fireworks extravaganza that starts around 11:30pm and lasts until well after midnight. Travel by bus to one of the citys finest viewpoints, and then countdown to midnight alongside the locals to see the city erupt in a dazzling fireworks display set against the backdrop of Reykjaviks wintery streets.

Ring in the New Year in Icelands capital with a glass of sparkling wine. After enjoying the party for roughly an hour after midnight, your tour finishes with a drop off at or near your hotel.


Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)


Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide


Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Jan-2019

    We were very disappointed on this trip. Paid all that money just to stand at a bonfire for two hours and long queues for toilet and drink, which I didn’t get. Then we went perlan to see fireworks. You can get a free bus to the perlan. Couldn’t go in so had to stand outside in the car park. Didn’t see much for the crowds of people. Much better the year before, when we watched from the cathedral.

  • 04-Jan-2019

    Drinking a glass of Prosecco in a parking lot without access to facilities for 1.5 hrs is NOT ideal. I had been expecting same as last year when we were IN the Perlan, not just the parking lot.

  • 27-Mar-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.

  • 26-Mar-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.

  • 07-Jan-2018

    This is a must do for New Years 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.

  • 05-Jan-2018

    Amazing! Fireworks EVERYWHERE! Bonfire was good.

  • 03-Jan-2018

    Bonfire - definitely cool, but you could just take a cab yourself. The fireworks - beyond cool. A shouldn't miss. Fireworks everywhere in the city and a pretty decent viewing location. BUT, the nearly two hours between was not managed well - people were sitting on floors, on stairs, just standing around and waiting for the fire works. The tour has a big void in the middle, which should be better filled with something more than free coffee. Come on guys - make the evening the event that it should be don't just drive us around and make us wait between the city's events.

  • 02-Jan-2018

    Glad not to have to drive but was like a cattle car.

  • 02-Jan-2018

    This tour began great with the bonfire and ended well with the fireworks. In between however it was pretty lame. We just drove around. Another stop needs to be planned to make this great. The tour guide Didi was really good and did try to keep thing interesting but it really did not work.

  • 02-Jan-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.

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