Happy new year - the Icelandic way

  • Iceland celebrated new year's eve the traditional way, with one of the largest and most spectacular fireworks show on the planet.
Jan 1 2017

Iceland celebrated new year's eve the traditional way, with one of the largest and most spectacular fireworks show on the planet. This is what Icelanders do every year. Everyone at every home in the country shoots some firework into the air or at least lights a torch. This is a long tradition in addition to the many bonfires around most towns and villages.  Almost every household in the country spends a considerable amount to purchase fireworks from the local rescue squad.  This is the primary source of income for the operation of our very important Icelandic Rescue Squad. In recent years as more people visit Iceland to celebrate the ears end with us people gather by the church of Hallgrímur and also by Harpa the conference hall to celebrate together.  At these locations, everyone lights a torch or launches some kind of fireworks into the air All this turns into spectacular fireworks show that lasts from half an hour to forty-five minutes.  When the weather conditions are good, and the sky is clear this turns into one spectacular show. We at Hit Iceland wish you a happy new year and thank you all for your interest in our web page and hope the information about Iceland has helped you organizing your tour and trip to Iceland. For those who have not yet visited Iceland, we hope our website will encourage you to look at Iceland when you plan your vacation.  Hope you all have a great year ahead of you.

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