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Events in Iceland - Festivals & Happenings

Every year there are hundreds of exciting events in Reykjavik and all over Iceland.

Réttir - The annual sheep round-up

Iceland oldest cultural traditions are the annual sheep round-up which is carried on all around the countryside.

Fireworks at Jökulsárlón

This magical annual event is celebrated at the famous Jökulsárlón or as many knows as The Glacier Lagoon.

Reykjavíkur Marathon

The Reykjavík Marathon was created in 1983 with the goal of attracting more tourists to Iceland and it has indeed grown massively since then and become an annual Marathon where over 15,000 people from Iceland and abroad participate in

Fiskidagurinn Mikli

The Great Fish Day is an annual festival held in Dalvík, a small fishing village in North Iceland.

Reykjavík Pride

Since 1999 this annual festival has been celebrated to support universal human rights, a very special and powerful event for the LGBTQ community in Iceland as they manifest their pride in who they are and become more visible.

Verslunarmannahelgin - Tradesmen’s Weekend

Iceland biggest festival and traveling weekend is the Tradesmen’s Weekend or as Icelanders know as ‘’Verslunarmannahelgin’’.

Bræðslan Festival

This annual music festival is found in Borgarfjörður eystri, East of Iceland, a small fishing hamlet of only 130 inhabitants.

Gásir - Medieval Trading Weekend

If you are keen of Old Icelandic Sagas than Gásir Medieval Trading Place is something for you, it is located 11 km from Akureyri in the North.

LungA Festival

This festival wants to raise and strengthen awareness and knowledge of art and culture with the purpose of summoning people in art creation.

The National Icelandic Horse Competition

The National Icelandic Horse Competition is known to Icelanders as the ‘’Landsmót’’. It has been held annually since 1950, on that year it was at Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir).

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