I spent NYE 2016/2017 in Reykjavik, Iceland which is world renowned as having the most insane new year’s even fireworks display in the world. Going into the night I sort of assumed everyone was hyping up the level of fireworks too much, and it would ultimately be somewhat of a letdown. I was wrong, and I shit you not when I say beginning at about 11:30pm it was a 90-minute equivalent of what we’d consider a ‘finale’ on the 4th of July here in America.
For over an hour they fired off hundreds of thousands of fireworks in every direction as far as the eye could see. I was at the Pedersen Rooftop lounge in Reykjavik and had a panoramic view of the entire city, and it was like every building in the metro area was competing to see who could shoot off the most fireworks, and this shit went on for well over an hour. In fact, the next morning I woke up at 7:30am to someone shooting off fireworks at the building across the street from our hotel (it’s still dark there at 7:30am right now, sunrise isn’t until 10:45am).
As I’m sure you already know from going back and looking at those iPhone videos you took on the 4th of July, fireworks displays never look 1/10th as awesome in video form as they do in person. That is, unless you’re filming with a badass camera like the clip above, and you’re able to film the fireworks from up close. I took a Snapchat video from around 11:45pm, 15minutes before Midnight, from the Pedersen Rooftop Lounge, and though this video looks like shit I think it gives you at least some inkling of how many fireworks were being shot off in rapid succession:
[via YouTube Trending]