A roundup of things to do in Iceland this January, as prepared by your flamin’-in-’08 editors.
January is always a time for reflection and change. Throw in raging bonfires, enough fireworks to make a Chinese arsonist crap his pants, and the return of the sun, and there’s nowhere that feels quite as refreshing as Iceland this New Year.
- No friends on New Years Eve? Try your luck at any of the 10 free community bonfires around town. Drink, socialise, and burn some garbage.
- Can’t make it to Baghdad this year? Watch €20 million worth of explosives light up Reykjavík at midnight. George Bush would be proud.
- Icelandic Christmas just goes on and on… Our favourite Yule Lad, Candle Beggar, makes his way back to the mountains 6 January. Thank goodness, that guy smells like rotten egg salad.
- If there’s one thing that Icelanders know, it’s shopping. Retail prices in Iceland become almost normal in January during post-holiday sales, so join the fun!
And hey – let’s be careful out there.