A week ago I received a message on Instagram from a follower, where was my Iceland content?
It was a fair question given I had travelled there over New Years Eve and it was now September. I made an excuse about being behind but that wasn’t quite true.
Iceland was the last time I was truly 100% happy. Don’t get me wrong, this year has been incredible but it’s also been challenging. The nomadic life was getting too much, the visa battles and woes for Australia didn’t seem to have an end point and then I went through a break up with the person I really believed I would marry. That’s the real reason why I can’t write about Iceland yet. It’s something I want to keep hold of in my own way for a bit longer before it becomes just another travel guide.
I never intended to make a video of Iceland, it was a firm holiday not a work trip but even though the Northern Lights didn’t play ball there was enough footage to put together this Iceland video. Which, if nothing else, is highly personal to me and is a reminder to treasure the best of memories.
Turn the music up and take a video tour of Iceland during New Years Eve and its magical Winter.
Some quick tips for NYE in Iceland
The fireworks go on for days, the bonfires light up the city on NYE itself and one of the most popular firework spots is in the centre of Reykjavik by the church but get there early – the whole celebration is organised individually by the people of the country which are incredible, you would assume it was a government or company run event by how impressive it is.
The northern lights didn’t make a single appearance during the winter week I was there as the sky was never clear enough so be prepared that you may just miss them then it won’t suck so much when you do. I also wish I had road tripped the lesser explored northern part of Iceland. Full of more amazing waterfalls and volcanoes this guide to Northern Iceland will firmly cement it on to your list.
Be as organised as possible for your NYE trip to Iceland. Everything gets crazy busy and we were lucky enough to get the last two tickets to the Blue Lagoon for the whole time we were there – likewise with tours, this is not a country or time of year to just rock up and hope for the best!
I will get round to writing a full guide to Iceland in Winter and for NYE as soon as I can find the words :)