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Twelfth Night 2024

Light up the bonfires and dance all night!

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The so-called Twelfth Night is the Icelandic version of the last day of Christmas. The event starts at dark and includes lighting numerous fireworks and bonfires, various performances and food markets, and, of course, drinking till dawn. Don't be surprised to see elves all around—this is how the locals like to party. Remember to take warm clothes, charged mobile phones and photo cameras for all the fancy pictures, and a great company. A night full of fun is guaranteed!

As usual, Reykjavík is your best bet if you wish to glimpse the tradition. One of the popular gathering spots close to downtown is Melaskóli school. Two more places are located in Grafarvogur district, namely at Gufunesbær farm and Guðríðarkirkja church.

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