Happy 2017 from Iceland! What a year it has been. We rang in the New Year from Reykjavik, where we stayed right downtown in the middle of all the action. The people of Iceland are firework fanatics- you can buy them legally from fire departments and shoot them off from your backyard, in the middle of the streets, wherever really. I used to think a 30-minute firework show was long, but these guys light them off for hours (for multiple days leading up to NYE and from ~5pm-4am the day of.) We could even watch them from our apartment’s window. Very magical.