Icelanders are happy to spend quite a lot of money on fireworks for this one special night. The reason in simple. Selling fireworks is the main income for all the volunteer rescue teams around the country and Icelanders want to show active support for them. The result is spectacular. Last year 500 tons of fireworks were imported to Iceland for which amounts to about 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) of fireworks for each man, woman and child in Iceland.
There is really no better place on the planet to welcome 2016 than Reykjavík, Iceland - and with TripCreator, the award winning trip planner, you can create your perfect trip and enjoy the party of a lifetime.
On New Year's Eve Iceland literally lights up! Towns and villages throughout the country glow with community bonfires of all sizes, as families gather round to sing and light sparklers. Just before midnight, something magical happens. Millions of fireworks light up the sky and the entire country glimmers as sparks ascend to the heavens to welcome in the New Year. It has been said that these fireworks and bonfires can be seen from outer space!
Even though this magical event is only a month away it is not too late to book an entire itinerary with complete confidence. TripCreator shows "live availability" for all items in your plan so you know instantly which hotels, cars and activities are available. TripCreator brings fun back into travel planning and you can modify your plan and play around with it until you are perfectly happy and are ready to book the whole shebang with one click without ever leaving the site.
It's a party not to be missed and if it's not possible this year, book now to celebrate 2017.
Visitors planning to arrive a day or two early - or staying a while after the big party - may take advantage of some of Iceland's most spectacular sites, including Nature's own light show, the Aurora Borealis. The "Northern Lights" are never more beautiful than those experiences in Iceland's pollution-free environment, away from the glare of the city lights, dancing above the majesty of glacial waterfalls and volcanic cliffs.