Sigurður Bragi, holding the 'Vaccine.'

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News Tagged with “New Year's Eve”

Bonfires Canceled in Light of COVID-19

17 Dec In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, municipalities in the capital area have jointly decided to cancel all bonfires planned for New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Day in Iceland

1 Jan 2020 People in Southwest Iceland have a reason to praise the weather gods today for bringing us heavy rain and strong winds.

New Year’s Eve Bonfires in Capital Area

29 Dec 2019 As in recent years, there are ten bonfires planned in Reykjavík and vicinity this New Year’s Eve.

From a New Year's Eve bonfire.

Bright Idea to Visit Iceland in Darkness of Winter

5 Dec 2019 Increasingly, tourists find it a bright idea to visit Iceland during the darkest days of winter.

From Culture Night in Reykjavík.

Fireworks under Fire

28 Jun 2019 Will the fireworks display on Culture Night, planned for August 24, in Reykjavík this summer, be the festival’s last?

Many tourists chose to spend their New Year's Eve in Reykjavik.

Most Reykjavik hotels fully booked over NYE

3 Jan 2019 A great number of tourists chose to stay in Iceland during the holidays and most Reykjavik hotels were booked on New Year's Eve.

Restaurant opening hours over the New Year

31 Dec 2018 Don't worry, you don't need to resort to eating a hot dog on New Years Eve although we thoroughly recommend the Bæjarins bestu stand in downtown Reykjavik.

Lighting bonfires on New Year's Eve is an Icelandic tradition.

Icelanders light bonfires for the elves on New Year's Eve

30 Dec 2018 If 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.

A thick grey layer of pollution on New Year's day 2018 in Reykjavik.

Pollution from NYE fireworks dangerous

28 Dec 2018 Critical 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.

Fireworks in Reykjavik last year.

Special areas for lighting fireworks this year in Reykjavik to prevent accidents

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.

A Þrettándabrenna - a bonfire for twelfth night at Ægissíða in West Reykjavik.

Icelanders celebrate Twelfth Night with bonfires for the elves

6 Jan 2018 Today marks the epiphany, Twelfth Night, the end of Christmas which in Iceland is celebrated in a somewhat pagan fashion.

There's been great discussion lately about the heightened presence of small airborne particles in Reykjavik.

Iceland- no longer the "freshest country in the world"

5 Jan 2018 The 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.

A photo of the fire spreading at Skógafoss.

People set fire to grass at Skógafoss waterfall with fireworks

4 Jan 2018 A tourist witnessed people shooting up fireworks at Skógafoss, one of Iceland's most picturesque waterfalls on New Year's Eve. The ground was set on fire. "

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch .

Benedict Cumberbatch in Iceland on NYE

2 Jan 2018 Actor Benedict Cumberbatch spent New Year's Eve in Iceland and attended a Sigur Rós concert at Harpa Concert Hall reports website Nútiminn.

Fifteen people sought medical attention due to respiratory problems.

Record breaking firework pollution this year- fifteen people seek medical attention

2 Jan 2018 Pollution in Reykjavik and municipalities reached 4500 microgrammes per cubic metre on New Year's Eve due to the firewoks. This is a record for pollution on New Year's Eve.


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