I know that there are several tourists in Akureyri right now, some of you are in apartments and have to rely on yourself to gather info about what's going on. So I thought I'd post a short New Years Eve update for those interested.
The weather is not perfect at the moment I write this. But it could be a lot worse so there is nothing to do but hope it stays calm tonight and enjoy it whatever happens. Dress as warm as you can.
Go to the bonfire which is lit at 8:30 pm. The local rescue squad will host a fireworks show near the bonfire site at 9:00 pm. Don't miss either of these events. This is an essential part of New Years Eve. It takes place at Réttarhvammur. See it on Google Maps here: http://tinyurl.com/bk248qs
I wish you all a happy new year! I have enjoyed participating in discussions here on the forum and advising fellow travelers for the past year. Now go and enjoy the evening!