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This is how we celebrate New Years eve in Iceland!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Ívar Þórólfsson, Dec 31, 2011.


  1. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    NIIIICE!!
     
  3. TBrett

    TBrett

    Nov 3, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    Amazing! I'm speechless!
     
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    What, no traditional blood sacrifice to Bjork?
     
  5. MiJaKo

    MiJaKo

    Oct 27, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    Wow.
    Your city must be under 2 meters of ash now. :)
    Happy New Year!
     
  6. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Godt nytt år fra Norge!
     
  7. Cool man,,thank you for sharing this.
    I love the fact that the 2 forums I am most active in have an international membership.
    Just GREAT!!!
    And Happy New Year to all of you.
    Jeff
     
  8. Is it my imagination or were those fireworks extra "sizzly"?
     
  9. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    That's just the standard for new years eve here :)
     
  10. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Reykjavik ten years ago. I have to say, to this day, it remains THE most enjoyable New Year either of us have enjoyed before or since. Marvellous, magical place. Just so damn expensive though.... I believe even the 'golden arches' have called time there because it's so expensive?
     
  11. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    You should check us out now. It's cheaper thanks to the fall of our currency :meh: :)
     
  12. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Hehe :)
    Not far from it....
    According to measurements pollution from fireworks went through the roof at midnight.
    The amount of small dust particles in the air was 120 times that of a normal day. :)
     
  13. Iceland looks amazing, if a little on the cold side!

    But cool fireworks none the less.
     
  14. Wow, you guys really go balls out!!! Noice!
     
  15. Forgot to add:

    gleðilegt nýtt ár!
     
  16. odin70

    odin70

    Dec 26, 2007
    But, can you afford it?
     
  17. CDweller

    CDweller Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2009
    Clearwater, FL
    Those in the know respect the people of Iceland for telling the IMF, UK and Netherland banks to fara til helvítis.


    Amazing fireworks!

    http://www.positivenewsus.org/editions/fal11/fal1105.html
     
  18. Epidrake

    Epidrake

    May 24, 2011
    That was awesome. And thats coming from a guy in NYC who thought he'd seen it all. I was also born on Independence Day, July 4. So I know a little about fireworks. Great job!!!!
     
  19. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Yup, we even have record amount of snow now. It started snowing in November, coupled with well sub zero temperatures we haven't seen the ground since then. There hasn't been so much snowfall in December since they started measuring it in 1923. So we had an abundance of white Christmas this year.

    Yup, balls out we go! This happens every year, recession or not! :)

    Gleðilegt nýtt ár sömuleiðis!

    Hopefully :)

    Thanks! I voted No in both national elections :)

    Thanks :)
    I've lived in this apartment for three years but this was the first new years eve that we were home. Such a great view from here! :)
     
  20. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    I remember Gullfoss being particularly enchanting. That, and swimming in the midday darkness and snow at the Blue Lagoon. Gonna have to think about coming back...
     

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