Reykjavik Festival City!
Reykjavík, Iceland, is a vibrant city. It is known for its hipster inhabitants, a surprising variety of restaurants, cafés and clubs and its many designers and artists who attract an ever increasing number of people to enjoy its lively scene. Reykjavík on any given day is buzzing, even on cold winter days, but add to the city one of its many annual festivals and you have a formula for a feast!
Perhaps one of these festivals could fit perfectly for your group‘s field of interest? You may want to consider aiming for the dates of one of the festivals, to give an extra something to the adventurous and exciting programs which Iceland offers anytime.
To give you an idea of some of the annual festivals which you‘ll find on our calendar, here is a list of a few:
February - The Winter Lights Festival is an event that stimulates the city life in the midwinter. The Festival celebrates both the winter world and the growing light after a long period of darkness. The program is a mixture of art and industry, environment and history, sports and culture.
February/March - Food and Fun where chefs from all over the world take over the kitchen of many of the restaurants for a week, bringing international flair to our fresh produce from Iceland. It‘s a fun week with outstanding culinary adventures.
March – Design March showcases the best creations from the Icelandic design scene from fashion to furniture, architecture to food design. For four days the world‘s most northerly capital is transformed into a venue hosting hundreds of events. The design scene is small and intimate, which means you‘ll get the chance to meet all the stars of local design.
May/June – The Reykjavík Arts Festival. A multidisciplinary festival with focus on the creative intersection of the arts, with a special focus on new commissions. A two week Festival with major cultural venues and unconventional spaces throughout the city. The Arts Festival is one of Northern Europe‘s oldest festivals, established in 1970.
June - Secret Solstice Festival. A major musical festival which takes place at the solstice, during the brightest part of the year. Over 150 acts performed at the last festival from a variety of genres, both domestic and foreign, established and up-and-coming.
August - Reykjavík Culture Night. A spectacular event when museums, theatres and other cultural institutions join with local artists creating the most popular get-together on the calendar. With around 100.000 guests Culture Night is the biggest and most popular festival in Iceland, offering a cross-section of all things cultural. All festival events are offered free of charge. The only challenge is to choose from the long list of events on offer!
August – Reykjavík Jazz Festival. An increasingly prestigious event on the international jazz scene. From contemporary jazz and the avant-garde, to Latin jazz, gospel and big bands. The festival features many acclaimed international jazz players as well as Iceland‘s leading jazz musicians.
November - Iceland Airwaves. A critically acclaimed international music festival showcasing the hottest new international bands and the best up-and-coming Icelandic artists. The event started out as a one-off gig in an airplane hangar back in 1999, with only 5 bands performing, but it has now established itself as one of the coolest events on the international music festival calendar, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world. This festival usually sells out, so contact us well in advance!
The above list is certainly not a complete list of annual festivals which take place in Iceland. For further information, contact Atlantik DMC at email@example.com