January 6th bonfires in Iceland 2018 - The Thirteenth

Locations for the 2019 bonfires on January 6th

January 6th is the last day of Christmas in Iceland and is called Þrettándinn or The Thirteenth day. Families in Iceland usually come together in the afternoon and celebrate by going to a bonfire. Most town in Iceland light their own bonfire on The Thirteenth and usually there is a parade where elves, trolls and the Yule Lads lead the way to the bonfire. The night then ends with a firework show that marks the end of the Christmas celebration in Iceland.

Locations for the 2018 bonfires on January 6th 


  • Ægisíða - Parade from Melaskóli school begins at 6:00 PM - Bonfire by Ægisíða begins at 6:30 PM and the firework show begins at 6:45 PM
  • Grafarvogur - Parade from Hlaðan (the barn) in Gufunes begins at 5:55 PM - Bonfire begins at 6:00 PM and the firework show begins at 6:30 PM
  • Grafarholt - Parade from Guðríðarkirkju church begins at 6:30 PM - Bonfire begins at 7:15 PM and the firework show begins at 8 PM

Parade from downtown Mosfellsbær (Miðbæjartorg) begins at 6:00 PM

Parade from Tryggvaskáli begins at 8:00 PM - Bonfire and firework show by the camping area in Gesthús begins around 8:30 

Parade from Þjóðbraut 13 begins at 5:00 PM - Firework show begins at 5:30 PM

Parade from Glerárskóla school begins at 5:50 PM - Bonfire and Firework show by Hamar area begins at 6:00 PM

Parade from the sport center begins at 5:15 PM - Bonfire and firework show in Tjarnargarður park begins at 5:30 PM 


Map for the bonfire in Ægisíða Reykjavík


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