Reykjavík Arts Festival

Biannual International Arts Festival in the Heart of Iceland

Since 1970, Reykjavík Arts Festival has been celebrating arts, diversity, and imagination in Iceland’s creative capital.

Reykjavík Arts Festival is a biennial multidisciplinary festival with a focus on the creative intersection of the arts in different forms, including both contemporary and classical. For two weeks in June, it transforms downtown Reykjavik into a stage for different art exhibitions and performances. 

The festival brings people together from all over the world, from different backgrounds and cultures. Local and foreign artists work together to create the best performances and visual arts and share them with a worldwide audience. Reykjavík Arts Festival creates special connections between artists and significantly contributes to the development of cultural diversity in Iceland.

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During the two weeks, the art is shared at major cultural venues as well as unconventional spaces throughout the city. Thanks to the festival, over the past years, windows in downtown Reykjavik have turned into galleries, and Öldusel swimming pool once invited people to an underwater concert. Though Reykjavik is the heart of the festival, it also reaches other corners of the country.

The Reykjavík Arts Festival is held every two years, with the next one scheduled for 2020.  Next year, the festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the theme “Worlds.” Performers will be tasked to create a dialogue between history examined through the lens of past festivals, and the unpredictable future. The theme is open to interpretation and it will discuss “Worlds” in different perspectives from science, technology, and arts, to the most personal realms. 

For nearly 50 years, the Reykjavík Arts Festival has provoked, surprised, and even challenged its visitors. Can’t wait to see what it has coming up next!

For more information about the festival, visit the official website of the Reykjavik Arts Festival.


Reykjavík, Iceland


6th to 21st June, 2020

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