The Icelandic celebration is unlike any other as it is filled with food, bonfires, parties, and spectacular fireworks displays. Join us for an unforgettable evening as this experience is sure to light up the night sky of Faxaflói bay, and the view of the fantastic capital skyline is quite extraordinary. This is a truly unique event you should not give a miss!
Available on New Year’s Eve each year, our ‘celebration at sea’ is set by the shores of Reykjavik, where we have great views of the capital’s magnificent fireworks from the sea. The crew for the evening welcomes you on board our Visitor Centre at the Old Harbour, where you will board the cruise vessel. Receive a glass of welcome drink as we start by sailing at a steady pace into the bay until we get to the best area to watch the show.
Although there is no official fireworks show’, the residents of Reykjavik and the surrounding areas collectively make for a fantastic performance, and there will be glistening and shimmering explosions everywhere you look – a true spectacle for all senses. Each year roughly 200.000 people set off about 500 tonnes of fireworks from 23:00 until 00:00 in the greater Reykjavík area alone – imagine that!
Stay outside on the deck and keep warm in our comfortable overalls or have a seat in our heated indoor saloon and watch the fireworks display from within. Put on your party hats, grab a snack from your table or a complimentary drink at the bar and enjoy the cruise, fellow traveler’s company, lively music, and extravagant and fiery show ahead – and if conditions are just right, we might even get a chance to see the Northern Lights!
When the clock ticks closer to midnight, we will do a countdown together and raise our glasses to the New Year!
…. 10 …. 9 …. 8 …. 7 …. 6 …. 5 …. 4 …. 3 …. 2 …. 1 …. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We’ll slowly make our way back to the harbor once we’ve gotten a good look at the fireworks. As we get back to the port, you have the rest of the night to enjoy all that the downtown area has to offer.
Please note that the tour is subject to weather and conditions at sea. The minimum drinking age is 20 years, and a parent or guardian must accompany all underage passengers.
Reservations can be canceled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).
If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.
Elding Visitor Centre and Wildlife Exhibition
AEgisgardur 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland