News Tagged with “Festivals”

Not quite this warm yet, but at least it's summer!

Happy (Icelandic) first day of summer!

20 Apr Today is the first day of summer in Iceland. It’s also the day of summer presents, a custom centuries older than Christmas presents. The reason why first day of summer is so early is that the old Icelandic calendar only had two seasons, winter and summer.

Punk Music and City Dwellers

31 Jul 2015 The first weekend in August is a three day weekend (as the Monday is a national holiday), and is full of live with all sorts of festivals happening all over the place.

A Herring Party

31 Jul 2015 The first weekend in August is a three day weekend (as the Monday is a national holiday), and is full of live with all sorts of festivals happening all over the place. One of them is the Herring Festival.

Verslunarmannahelgi

29 Jul 2015 Verslunarmannahelgin is the most eventful weekend in Iceland. There are festivals all over Iceland, this is a weekend where you go out and meet people and have fun, in one way or another.

Skyr making at the Outdoor Museum

14 Jul 2015 One of the best ways to get to know 18th to 19th century Iceland is to visit Árbær Museum (Icelandic: Árbæjarsafn). It is an open air museum with many old houses that form a village, and an old farm.

Travel back to the 13th century?

13 Jul 2015 Just outside of Akureyri there is a place called Gásir. You may not have heard of it, but it is significant in Icelandic history. Gásir was the main trading post in northern Iceland during the Middle Ages, and the place is mentioned many times in Old Icelandic Sagas from the 13th and 14th centuries.

Rock Fest in East Iceland

10 Jul 2015 This weekend the renowned Eistnaflug Rock Festival takes place at Neskaupsstaður. This festival is close to all Icelandic rockers’ hearts, as just about every big Icelandic rock band has performed there.

THE Travel Weekend!

1 Jul 2015 The first weekend of July is THE travel weekend in Iceland, so if you’re heading from Reykjavik on Friday, or to Reykjavik on Sunday, it is better to travel either early or late to avoid the traffic.

Furðuleikar - The Peculiar Games

24 Jun 2015 The Sheep Farming Museum will hold its annual Furðuleikar (‘Peculiar Games’) on Sunday 28 June. The games, in which people come together to compete in peculiar competitions, start at 1pm on the field outside the museum.

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