Festivals in Iceland to know


Festivals in Iceland to know

You may get familiar to the name Iceland - a faraway country in North Atlantic Ocean. You also may hear about the marvelous Northern Lights. But have you ever traveled to this beautiful island nation to not only admire the spectacular natural scenery but also know more about the local culture, especially join with the people there in fascinating festivals? Let's figure out top festivals in Iceland to join.

Reykjavík Arts Festival

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Performances at Reykjavík Arts Festival

Reykjavík Arts Festival is a special occasion for both local and international artists to show their talents and endless creativity in art. Lasting for only two weeks, the Artfest is one of the most expecting event every year, though. It is the meeting point of not only classical and contemporary works but art lovers all around the world as well.

People coming there can feast their eyes on unique pieces of art, learn more about Iceland's and the world's cultures as well as share their passion for all fields of art. First introduced in 1970, Reykjavík Arts Festival is now one of the oldest festivals in Europe. It is the bridge linking the past and the present, bringing together art performers from different countries and displaying fascinating exhibitions around the nation.

Secret Solstice

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Lively Secret Solstice

If you are a music lover, you cannot miss one of the most famous music festivals in Iceland called Secret Solstice. Going to the festival, visitors will have chances to immerse in the world of sweet melodies under the midnight sun.

As its name, the festival marks the beginning of the summer solstice in June when day is longer than night. Therefore, it is high time to enjoy the best of a big music celebration. It is a public space for all talents and audiences worldwide to soak themselves in a large range of music.

Iceland Airwaves

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Have great time at Iceland Airwaves

Another way to discover the capital city is to find yourself in Iceland Airwaves - a live music festival organized in November annually. The festival brings Reykjavík to life with a party of music that can be enjoyed either in an elegant café or the large Harpa concert.

Visiting the city those days, you may feel like getting lost in the music world as you can dance, play and live with music. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet Icelandic and international bands in their impressive performances.

Menningarnótt

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Menningarnótt festival

In the land of festivals as Iceland, every period of time is all marked with a celebration. Menningarnótt is not an exception. The festival starts, signaling the end of summer. Every year, when August comes, the town becomes extremely vibrant with a number of interactive activities, lively performances and incredible firework shows. Don't forget to check-in this amazing music event.

Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival

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Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival

When traveling to Reykjavik in January, you will have a good chance to attend Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival. The whole city is decorated with thousand light bulbs, which helps to take away the coldness, darkness or even the sadness of the winter. Murky winter nights will be brightened by numerous museums and pools opening all night long with no fee. This winter, let's take a trip to Iceland to have a colorful time.

Food and Fun Festival

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Food and Fun Festival in Iceland

Icelandic cuisine brings about an unmistakable taste of the ocean. The festival is the occasion when the best Icelandic ingredients are cooked by the world's most talented chefs to make exquisite flavors. The chefs collaborate with a certain restaurant so a special menu will be created.

More interestingly, you can freely try those dishes at that stylish restaurant at the end of the week. What impresses diners is fresh local ingredients prepared in a creative way. Keep in mind to visit at the beginning of March to enjoy the famous festival in Iceland.

Gay Pride

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This festival is so colorful

Among the most colorful festivals in Iceland you shouldn't miss is Gay Pride celebration. It is a big party of beautiful glitter, outstanding dances, multi-colored costumes and amazing music. Reykjavik is full of delightful decoration patterns, eye-catching parades and vibrant atmosphere during the second weekend of August. It must be great to try on a fancy dress and immerse with the locals in such a wonderful event.

Design March

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Design March - a special festival in the country

As its name suggests, this festival in March focuses on particular designs of Iceland. The capital city soon turns into an art showcase with different design venues. Each venue has its own attractions to the audiences. You will not take your eyes off those striking designs so don't forget to bring a camera with you to have the most stunning photos.

A visit around Iceland will be much more unforgettable if you have chances to take part in local festivals. Let's travel to this island country to explore a beautiful Iceland through its most remarkable events mentioned above.


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