According to Town and Country magazine, what is the best place in the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve in 2017?
- Paris, France
- Missoula, Montana
- Paradise Island, Bahamas
- Reykjavik, Iceland
The capital city of Iceland goes all out with its New Year’s Eve celebration. The city lifts its normal fireworks ban for the single night of festivities. This usually finds the city’s 200,000 inhabitants setting off their own displays. There are bonfires with dancing and celebrating throughout the city to honor traditions that go back to the Middle Ages. In times past, fisherman would "burn the old" to make way for the coming new year. Source: TownandCountrymag.com
Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country’s capital and largest city. It’s home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s volcanic activity is the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, near the village of Grindavik.