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New Year's Eve

 The wildest night of the year The elves are out! Look for them and you might spot them as they search for a new home.  This is the time of the year when they cross the dimensional plane and make themselves visible to us.  Elves at Eyjafjallajökull in 1909.  Ásgrímur Jónsson There are plenty of otherworldly rumors about New Years Eve (NYE) and I will get to them in a moment, but first let's take a look at what an average NYE is like to practically all who reside in Iceland. It all starts with a delicious socialized dinner around 18:00-19:00 with family and/or friends. Delicious meat, caramelized potatoes, red cabbage, peas and Appelsín (orange soda) are among the foods to expect. Once everyone is full and the table has been cleared, it's time to put on your warm clothes and head out to the nearby Áramótabrenna or the New Year's bonfire. These normally start around 20:00-20:30, which gives everyone enough time to finish their dinner. Wood scraps has been gathered into a lar

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