New Year’s Eve Bonfires in Capital Area

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As in recent years, there are ten bonfires planned in Reykjavík and vicinity this New Year’s Eve, according to the website of Reykjavík City. The bonfires will be lit a 8:30 pm that night, with two exceptions. A bonfire near Úlfarsfell mountain will be lit at 3 pm and the one in Skerjafjörður at 9 pm, following a torch parade.

The bonfires are planned at the following locations:

  • On Ægisíða—a small bonfire.
  • In Skerjafjörður, across the street from Skildinganes 48-52—a small bonfire, lit at 9 pm.
  • By Suðurhlíðar, below Fossvogskirkjugarður cemetery—a small bonfire.
  • In Laugardalur, near Laugarásvegur 18—a small bonfire.
  • On the north side of Geirsnef point—a large bonfire.
  • By Suðurfell—a small bonfire.
  • On the north side of Rauðavatn lake—a large bonfire.
  • On Gufunes point, by Gufunesbær—a large bonfire.
  • By Kléberg in Kjalarnes—a small bonfire.
  • By Úlfarsfell mountain, near Lambhagavegur road—a small bonfire, lit at 3 pm.

For a detailed map of all the locations, please click here.


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