Reykjavik, Iceland

After searching the internet for somewhere to spend New Years Eve 2010, we came across Reykjavik, Iceland. With the Northern Lights and Glaciers, it seemed like a great place to send New Years Eve and it was!

Dispite a 12 hour dealy at Gatwick Airport we eventually arrived in Reykjavik!  We had pre-booked several trips & activities before we arrived which included a Glacier Hike, a trip to see the Northern Lights (which unfortunatley didn’t appear), The Golden Circle Tour which included seeing impressive Waterfalls & Geysers, Snowmobiling on a Glacier, relaxing at the Blue Lagoon and finishing off with a Bonfire and Fireworks tour on New Years Eve.

The Icelandics certainly know how put on a fireworks display!  Days before New Years Eve, volounteers sell Fireworks on the streets to raise money for the mountain rescuers.  500 tonnes are imported into the country and they certainly don’t waste any of them.  The Icelandics start off by visiting Bonfires that are arranged around the city.  The streets then go quiet until around 11.30pm where Fireworks are set off all around the city.  We watched them from the Pearl which gave us a great view of all over Reykjavik.

All in all, great place to visit and it is on my list of places to visit again!


By Martin Bleasdale

I'm mainly a website designer, sometimes a graphic designer & I occasionally take a few photographs! Based in the Northwest of England, I have over 9 years experience working with small businesses to national companies. Follow me on Twitter @martinbleasdale. View all posts by Martin Bleasdale

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