Wednesday, 4 January 2012

New Year in Breiðholt!

My future mother in law gleefully trashing her own living room with indoor confetti bombs! :D Later on I added to the mess with another, bigger confetti bomb that sort of got into their potato salad but I was told to set it off and anyone giving me anything explosive is doing that at their own responsibility.

The following photos are simply of the fireworks around Breiðholt. See that amount of gun powder smoke, the locals get seriously out of hand with them explosives!

I'm making my happiest face ever. I don't think I've ever been that close to fireworks that size before.

In case you're not quite convinced yet, here are some videos that I took during the night.


  1. Indeed it is, indeed. And the money goes to charity, be it the Rescue Units or some other kind of charity.

  2. Can pay for a lot of charity work with that many fireworks! I'm glad Iceland doesn't seem to be all that, um. Flammable.

    Hey, can you get those old-fashioned metal sparklers there? Can't buy them here, cause apparently they're dangerous... I don't remember ever being hurt by one, though. And I don't see how a paper tube on a wooden stick with fire shooting out the end is supposed to be more safe, wth.

    *grumbles about lost childhood*

  3. Oh we get them in Iceland! In all sizes too. :D

    In Finland using those is illegal if you're under the age of 18. However, it may be perfectly ok to drive a car (age limit 17 for driving schools), have sex (protective age 16) or use a firearm (completely ok if the owner of the weapon is standing nearby) under that age. But surely the sparklers are more dangerous.