It works out at about £125, doesn't it, I think.
Got to say, I'm quite sad I can't make this; the SR gig price is silly, but this seems fair enough for what you get and where you're getting it.
Is that the price for the whole package from the UK?!?! It's around $900 from Boston.
The £125 (ish) is the four day festival pass.
Cheaper than any UK festival but doesn't include camping!
ah OK that makes me feel a lot better, what doesn't make me feel better is that I am somewhat entertaining the idea...
There's only one reason I'd think the director of Heima and Go Quiet would be around... a Norður og Niður film?
I did very briefly but my luck would be everyone I want to see is on during SR.
Heh, yeah, sorry; flat ticket price!
That's exactly what I did !!!
Only ever been to Sweden before...I didn't know there existed two separate currencies, with one name, in the same region of the world...idiots easily confused!!
I was looking at the packages at 11AM (GMT) when they went live. The desired flights along with hostel (but your own room) for 5 days and 4 nights and SR ticket was working out over £1000! and then you have to pay for the 4-day festival ticket, baggage AND food...just couldn't justify the cost
It did make sense to go out on the 27th, return flight of the 31st...
It just means 'crown'; lots of countries use that name for their currency (including Denmark and Norway, too).
Like the US and Canada both call theirs 'dollars'.
It would not be advertised as the other artists doing a show.
But... Maybe there will be a Heima screening? Or another movie?
... Hopefully he'll bring his camera
he’ll be doing a talk as far as i know
Just to say (in case you don't know already) that if they take you on the bus and you do not see the northern lights then they offer you free repeat nights. So it might be worth booking it for the earliest night that you are in Iceland, and then you have the chance to go again for free if you don't see them. It would be a bummer if this was your only night and then it turned out to be cloudy (and lately it has been cloudy for 5 nights out of 7 in the south-west)...There have been some stunning aurora in the last couple of weeks. I will be hoping for Sigur Ros followed by an aurora show myself in December - that would be perfection
my wife and I are coming to reykjavik for the festival and are going to stick around in the city until the first or so. it'll be our fifth time in iceland, but we've never visited at new years. does anybody have any ideas for fun stuff to do in reykjavik on new years eve? thanks!
Thanks - yeah I had seen that, but that's the first day we can do it due to friends only arriving on the 29th, so it's the 29th and if nothing then our only other option is 31st! Fingers crossed
Just go out and walk around the streets - it will be pretty fun. The entire city explodes in fireworks at midnight on the 31st (it is a "thing" in Reykjavik that all the locals purchase fireworks) and it is quite a sight. Going up to Perlan to watch the fireworks (has a great view) is popular. Perhaps not ideal if you do not like fireworks though!
Hallgrímskirkja is also a good spot to watch the fireworks from. You'll find the streets pretty empty though between 10.30pm and 11.30pm as most Icelanders stay in to watch Áramótaskaupið, an annual comedy/satirical tv show that focuses on the events of the year. From 11.30pm the streets/sky goes crazy, and you'll see possibly the best (non-choreographed) fireworks of your life! The best NYE of my life was in Reykjavík 2013/2014.
Here's a good post by I Heart Reykjavík regarding NYE in Reykjavík.
If he's not on tour, there is a really cool new walking tour.
I'm about to blog about three different tours that will be available during Airwvaves, but they go on pretty much all year round.
Thanks will definitely check that out
Thanks, both Vaka and Starryfur--wandering about and seeing the fireworks sounds like an awesome way to ring in the new year!