With the Icelandic peoples’ penchant for partying and Reykjavik’s world-class nightlife, you’re guaranteed a good night out in Iceland’s capital. December 31 is no exception as the city hosts a party like no other, with fireworks and fun lasting until the wee hours. Here are a couple of ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik.
Usher in the New Year in style, sipping Champagne and watching the fireworks display going off from Hallgrimskirkja church, while cruising around Faxafloi Bay.
Skip the fireworks in favor of Mother Nature’s own majestic nighttime light show on a Northern Lights viewing tour.
Enjoy a celebratory dinner in a restaurant with views over Reykjavik, before ringing in the New Year from a panoramic balcony overlooking the city.
Travel around central Reykjavik seeing the various neighborhood bonfires, which are built and lit by locals as part of their traditional New Year’s Eve festivities.
Start the New Year by ticking a once-in-a-lifetime adventure off your bucket list, whether it’s a glacier hike, a Golden Circle tour, a dip in the Blue Lagoon, an ice-climbing expedition, or descending into an ice cave.
Party your way into the New Year at one of the many venues located along the shop and bar-lined strip of Laugavegur.