Friends of Vatnajökull

Fireworks at Jökulsárlón

The Fireworks show at Jokulsarlon will take place on Saturday night the 24th of August at 11 pm. Illuminated icebergs bathed in color from the magnificent firework show in natures most spectacular surrounding creates an extraordinary experience for spectators. The fireworks show is an annual event and this is the thirteenth time it is held. During this time thousands of people have come and many of them come annually to enjoy this unique event.
The show is a collaboration between the search and rescue association at Hornafjordur, the boat trips at Jokulsarlon and the Vatnajokull Region.  All proceeds go to the search and rescue association in Hornafjordur.
The preparation for the show starts during the day when the organizers sail between the icebergs to put 150 candles on them. The candles are lit and the fireworks show starts at 11pm when the fireworks are shot up from different locations in the lagoon. The show is about 30 minutes long and some say it the most magnificent fireworks show held in Iceland. If you are not lucky enough to be there you can watch the show on:

Its objective is to raise funds to support research, promotion and education in the national park area and thus contribute to most people can enjoy nature and history of the Vatnajökull National Park.