Leading tour provider Reykjavik Excursions is offering two tours to discover the country’s culture traditions and celebrations during this festive time of year. The first tour, the Reykjavík Christmas Walk, will be a tour through the beautiful Christmas streets of Reykjavik, finding out more about the Christmas traditions of Iceland, from history, art and architecture, culture, and cuisine.
As part of the tour, visitors will be stopping by at various restaurants, giving visitors a taste of Iceland’s culinary traditions, including fermented shark, smoked lamb, and Glogg, otherwise known as mulled wine.
The finale of the tour will conclude with finding out more about Iceland’s culinary history with the head chef from one of Reykjavik’s oldest hotels. At the end of the tour, visitors will take a peek at the country’s largest private art collection and receive a little Christmas gift to take home with them.
The second tour gives visitors the chance to see in the New Year with Iceland’s traditional fireworks and bonfire displays.
At the stroke of midnight in Reykjavik, night turns to day when hundreds of fireworks illuminate the city’s skyline. Viewers will experience the exploding rockets and dancing lights sparkle, as well as other festivities with the Icelandic locals.
For more details about Reykjavik Excursions’ New Year’s Eve Bonfire Tour, visit https://www.re.is/day-tours/bonfire-tour
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