New Year's Eve in Scandinavia offers visitors lots of parties, fireworks, and celebrations. Let's take a look at where to go and what to do on New Year's Eve. It all depends on which Scandinavian city you will be visiting on December
Fireworks in Scandinavia
When it comes to spending New Year's Eve in Stockholm
, there are several options you have...which one you choose depends on the type of traveler you are. From music performances and new year's concerts to parties, this city has it all. Let's find out what you could do on New Year's Eve in Stockholm!
Copenhagen Tivoli at Night © TAM
What a destination for a New Year's trip! At midnight on December 31, everyone meets on the square of Amalienborg, the Royal Palace in the center of Copenhagen
. There, you get a chance to enjoy the city's biggest New Year's party and also to see the Royal Guard Parade in their dressy red gala uniforms. It's surely a nice alternative are the many New Year's buffets offered to visitors...
Bonfire © H. Ifhif
Ready for bonfires and parties? Reykjavik
is a popular destination for New Year's Eve trips. And for good reason: Iceland's capital definitely knows how to celebrate during these long, dark nights! Reykjavik, celebrates New Year's Eve with tradition and lots of fun. Maybe you'll see the Northern Lights behind the bonfires?
Hotel Perminalen in Oslo
, it is a little quieter than in other Scandinavian cities on New Year's Eve. Many Norwegians celebrate the Scandinavian new year with family and friends in private parties. But don't let that stop you - there are several locations offering New Year dinners and entertainment for Oslo visitors! The Olso Tourist Board often announces them on their website.
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While public places are quieter than usual, Helsinki
does offer you a few options on New Year's Eve. If you can't get an invitation to a private party, you should have no problem finding a local bar or club with New Year's Eve events. And don't forget to meet everyone at the Cathedral at midnight...
If you'd like to say good-bye to the old year in Scandinavian-style, travel to eastern Sweden
, where New Year's Eve can be celebrated twice in one night! The starting point of this short drive is the Swedish city of Haparanda. The city lies right by the Swedish-Finnish river dividing the two countries - and the time zones of Sweden and Finland
. So, celebrate twice and join the many parties on either side!