Enjoy an exciting event in the north
There are many annual events and festivals taking place throughout the year in Iceland dedicated to a variety of cultural aspects, sports and more. Why not let us plan a visit for you and your group so that you can experience an event or festival that sparks a special interest!
Winter Lights Festival - February
The winter lights festival is taking place in Reykjavik in February. The main theme of the festival is to illuminate the dramatic darkness of the winter with a collection of sparkling events, which both celebrate and emphasize the beauty of Reykjavik city. For more information please visit their site here.
Sonar Reykjavik - February
Since 2002 Sonar has organized more than 50 events in many different parts of the world. The main theme of the event is to experiment how music can reach those who truly seek it, by those that are performing it. Also to see that it’s not always the largest stage and the biggest crowd that matters, but the unique relationship that creates memories for all involved. Sonar in Reykjavik is trying to follow the footsteps of the pioneering Sonar festival in Barcelona. You will find more about Sonar Reykjavik on their website.
Food and Fun – February/March
The food and fun festival mixes the world-acclaimed chefs, Reykjavik´s finest restaurants, the fresh natural Icelandic ingredients and the world famous Reykjavik nightlife, in order to create the ultimate recipe for fun. For more information about food and fun please see their website.
RFF (Reykjavik Fashion Festival) and Design March – March
The first Reykjavik Fashion Festival was held in the year 2009, and its main goal was to provide an opportunity for Icelandic designers and to channel Iceland’s creative energy into a single event, both for local Icelandic audiences as well as international ones. More information about RFF is to be found here.
Design March is Iceland most important annual design festival were dozens of events; hundreds of participants and all fields of design from architecture to food to furniture and service are filling Reykjavik with design. More information about Design March is on their local website please click here.
Reykjavik Arts Festival - May/June
First held in 1970, the Reykjavik Arts Festival celebrates the arts with a vibrant mix of national and international performances throughout the island.
This season, the festival offers a wide variety of events; please consult the festival's website for more information.
Arctic open - June
A game of midnight golf seems an unlikely prospect to many enthusiasts and few golfers have experienced this delight. But now you have a novel opportunity to participate in an event which features round-the-clock golf in midsummer at high latitudes. The Akureyri Golf Club hosts this tournament which is known as The Arctic Open Golf Championship. For more information about golfing in Iceland please consult www.golfer.is.
Gay Pride - August
The second week in August is the focal point for Iceland's biggest Gay Pride celebration, with parties, parades and theatre shows throughout the capital of Reykjavik.
The Icelandic gay scene is small and centers on its capital. As a result it is intimate and friendly, but welcomes input from abroad. Hotels are usually fully booked around the celebrations, so you should contact us well in advance.
Reykjavik Marathon and Culture Night - August
The marathon livens up the streets of downtown Reykjavik every August and hundreds of visitors from around the world take part alongside thousands of locals. For many, the famously fresh air is a welcome change from the pollution of the big city streets abroad.
Started in 1984 by two travel agents wanting to encourage visitors to discover Iceland, there were 214 participants in the first run. Two decades on and, since the late 1990s tied to the annual - and popular - Reykjavik Cultural Night - the marathon attracts over 3,500 runners in all events, including around 500 from abroad. To register and get better information about the Reykjavik Marathon please see the Reykjavik marathon website.
The Reykjavik Cultural Night has become an essential part of the city's cultural scene. With the midnight sun still keeping things light for almost 24 hours, Reykjavik citizens fill the streets to celebrate Iceland's vibrant culture. This year the festival is held on 20th of August.
RIFF (Reykjavik International Film Festival) – September/October
RIFF takes place each year in late September or beginning of October. During eleven days the festival shows a wide range of dramas and non-fiction films from over 40 countries. Please see their website for more information about RIFF.
Iceland Airwaves - October/November
The amazing multi-venue city festival will takes place in Reykjavik from 2nd to 6th of November 2016. Featuring the cutting edge act and general debauchery in one of the most unique settings on earth, the eclectic and intimate venues throughout Reykjavik's charming city center Airwaves is dubbed "the hippest long weekend on the annual music festival calendar" by David Fricke of Rolling Stone. Airwaves will continue to attract a large crowd from all over the world and is not to be missed by any music enthusiast. The international and Icelandic line up for next airwaves party has already been announced. Visit thei Iceland airwaves website for more information on line-up and details about the famous Blue lagoon party.
New Year’s Eve - December
If you want to celebrate New Year's Eve with style, the Icelandic way is the right way. Iceland, a must try on New Year's Eve were colorful fireworks light up the sky, sparkling champagne is floating, delicious dinner is offered and there is a party all through the night. Allow us to plan this once in a lifetime experience for you and your group. Contact us so that we can tailor make a New Year's Eve program for you.