Christmas have a long history in Iceland and they are celebrated for 13 days. They begin on December 24th and end on January 6th. Christmas in Icelandic is Jól, it is a Norse word and similar to the word Yule. December is a very dark month in Iceland and most people are happy during the Christmas when they can light up the dark with colorful Christmas lights.
New Year’s is also a big thing in Iceland and every year Icelanders buy over 500 tons of fireworks and fire them up at midnight. It’s a tradition all over Iceland to celebrate New Year’s with family and friends. People come together enjoy good food, go to a bonfire, fire up fireworks and party until the next morning.
For those who are spending the Holidays in Iceland and want to experience the Icelandic traditions it is ideal to check out the tours available, including Bonfire tour, Christmas Walk and New Year’s eve cruise.