New York, NY & Reykjavik, Iceland (PRWEB) December 26, 2013
Iceland Naturally and Mila are bringing Iceland to you this New Year’s Eve. Reykjavik’s massive fireworks display, made for and by the people, will be shared with the world on New Year’s Eve and into the New Year live online at http://www.icelandnaturally.com.
At midnight Icelandic time (7:00 p.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. PST) on the night of December 31, the entire population of Reykjavik (nearly 200,000 people!) will create a beautiful fireworks show over the city. There are no fireworks restrictions in Reykjavik, meaning anyone and everyone can participate in the colorful New Year celebration. After midnight, the nightclubs and pubs are open for business, with dancing and celebrating lasting well into the morning.
The brilliant display is made even sweeter by the fact that the sale of Icelandic fireworks benefits a good cause. The booming beauties are primarily sold by the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) in order to raise funds for the courageous group of volunteers.
New Year's Eve in Iceland is a lively celebration that includes many traditions. Festivities start with a family dinner, followed by bonfires (brenna), where family, friends and neighbors gather to enjoy the warm fire and celebrate with music. According to traditional Icelandic folklore, there are several magical traditions that happen on New Year's Eve: cows talk, seals take on human form, the dead rise from their graves and elves move houses.
Start your new year with an Icelandic boom! Do not miss the massive fireworks display broadcasted live online here at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Click here to join the event on Facebook and be sure to tweet @IcelandNatural using the hashtag #ReykjavikNYE.
To view other live streams from across Iceland, including those of Iceland Naturally’s partners Blue Lagoon and City of Reykjavik, visit LivefromIceland.is. To experience Iceland firsthand, explore Icelandair’s various travel packages, or click here to book a special travel package to Iceland inspired by Ben Stiller’s new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
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Iceland Naturally is a consortium of top Icelandic brands and government agencies united under the common goal of marketing Iceland's pure and natural products to North America and tourism to Iceland. Its various partners represent the best of Iceland with their pure glacial water, clean and renewable energy, sustainable fresh fish, unique travel offerings and creativity. Iceland Naturally works to raise awareness about the beauty and culture of Iceland, encouraging North Americans to visit its beautiful country and experience all it has to offer firsthand. For more information, visit http://www.IcelandNaturally.com.
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