new years eve in Iceland

The New Year party, how’s that ?

Well, that’s a bit like Guy Fawkes night — fireworks and bonfires. Actually, people in Iceland have a world record for fireworks — they buy more per person than any other country. Everything just goes mad, and they all shoot it off at midnight. Iceland people are known to drink a lot and so the whole country gets drunk together for 24 hours.

NME, 25 december 1993