30 Dec 2018If you're in Reykjavík on New Year's Eve, you won't miss the multitude of fireworks being lit on every street corner. Another Icelandic New Year's Eve tradition is to light bonfires where families gather to sing songs about the elves and the hidden folk who according to folklore are prominent at this time of year.
28 Dec 2018Critical voices have become louder each New Year's Eve in Reykjavik due to the ever increasing magnitude of fireworks that are lit all over the city to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.
27 Dec 2018 This year there will be special areas for the shooting of fireworks in Skólavörðuholt by Hallgrímskirkja church, Klambratún park and Landakot church on New Year's Eve. This is due to the great number of people who light fireworks in these areas on New Year's Eve to increase safety.
5 Jan 2018The director of the asthma and allergy association in Iceland says that the situation due to small airborne particles in Reykjavik partly caused by fireworks on New Years Eve is very bad. Action needs to be taken so that a similar situation doesn't arise again.