Iceland Among The Top Choices For New Years - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland Among The Top Choices For New Years

Published December 22, 2010

A poll taken by a travel website showed Iceland as one of the top dream destinations for New Year’s Eve.
About 1,000 people took an online poll at Skyscanner, asked what the best party cities for New Year’s Eve were. Barcelona topped the list with 12% of the vote, followed closely behind (about half a percentage point away) by Edinburgh.
However, Reykjavík managed to hit the number four spot, edging out Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Venice, Prague and Rome.
“Iceland’s Reykjavik was a surprise entry, being voted fourth most desirable place to spend New Year, winning 9% of the votes,” the poll reads in part. “The Icelandic capital has long been known as a party town and New Year is no different. The evening begins with locals meeting in their neighbourhoods around large bonfires to watch the numerous firework displays over the city, before heading downtown to party till at least 5am. The other bonus of visiting Reykjavik is the chance to see the stunning Northern Lights.”
If you do come to Reykjavík for “partying” on New Year’s Eve, party responsibly. You can stand too close to a bonfire. That’s all I’m saying.
(Photo: visitreykjavik.is)

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