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Magic And Mystery At New Year

4 hours
Very Easy

Join us on a tour with a local guide to explore the special traditions and strange Icelandic folklore connected to the magical New Year‘s Eve.

What to expect?

On this tour, you will check out the Fireworks sales organised by the Icelandic Rescue Teams but every year Icelanders blow up about 600 – 700 tonnes of fireworks that night. There you will get a short introduction about their work and you can buy fireworks to blow up later.

You will also visit the old cemetery of Reykjavík and hear about the caretaker of the garden and why the dead rise from their graves on New Year‘s Eve.

Additionally, you will visit Hafnarfjörður, a town which is known for its elf- population. There you will visit one of the „elf stones“ where they live, but the mysterious Hidden People or Icelandic Elves walk amongst men that evening.

The tour will finish in a beautiful forest grove where a small bonfire will be lit and we will say farewell to the passing year in a traditional Icelandic fashion; with a bang.

What is included?

  • Guided bus tour
    • Taste of ghost beer
    • Glass of sparkling wine
    • Farewell gift
    • Colourful fireworks and sparklers

What do I need to bring?

Remember to dress warmly.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100% if cancelled 24 hours before event or less.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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