Ten New Year's Eve bonfires planned in Reykjavík

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New Year's Eve bonfire

New Year's Eve bonfires are planned in Reykjavík this year, but there have not been any for the past two years. The only thing that can prevent them this time is the wind level. Bonfires are not lit if the wind speed is above 10 m/s (36 kmh).

Bonfires are now loaded according to the rules that apply to what can be burned—that is only unpainted wood. New Year's Eve bonfires are usually held in ten locations in Reykjavík. They are either managed by the Reykjavík City staff or an association. There is effective control and monitoring of bonfires and they are extinguished at a reasonable time in the evening.

Where will the bonfires in Reykjavík be?

Reykjavík Bonfires 2022. Bonfires will be lit on New Year's Eve.

  • At Ægisíða, a small bonfire, at 8:30pm.
  • In Skerjafjörður opposite Skildinganes 48-52, a small bonfire, lit at 9pm.
  • At Suðurhliðar, below Fossvogur Cemetery, a small bonfire, at 8:30pm.
  • Laugardalur, below Laugarásvegur 18, small bonfire, at 8:30pm.
  • Geirsnef, on the north side of Geirsnef, a large bonfire, at 8:30pm.
  • At Suðurfell, a small bonfire, at 8:30pm.
  • At Rauðavatn on the north side, a small bonfire, at 8:30pm.
  • Gufunes by Gufunesbær, a large bonfire, at 8:30pm.
  • At Kléberg in Kjalarnes, a small bonfire, at 8:30pm.
  • Úlfarsfell on the lot of Fisfélagið at Lambhagavegur, a small bonfire (lit at 3pm)

Weather forecast disclaimer

The District Commissioner of Reykjavík confirms the issuance of bonfire permits, and before noon on New Year's Eve the weather forecast is checked and a decision is made as to whether bonfires may be lit in the evening. View a map for location on Reykjavík City bonfires in 2022. Webpage with information about New Year’s Eve bonfires in Reykjavík.