Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson was the flag-bearer of the parade.

Proud of Pride Parade

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In 2016, the steps in front of Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík junior college were painted in celebration of Reykjavík Pride.

Reykjavík Pride Opens Today

8 Aug Reykjavík Pride (Hinsegin dagar) takes place August 8-17, with various events planned throughout the city.

The organizers of the festival.

Great Fish Day August 8-11

7 Aug The Great Fish Day will be celebrated in the fishing town Dalvík, North Iceland, August 8-11.

Torches were lit in Vestmannaeyjar.

Merchants’ Weekend in Pictures

6 Aug For the most part, the biggest travel weekend of the year, Merchants’ Weekend, went well in Iceland.

From last year's Þjóðhátíð.

Weekend’s Largest Festival Underway

2 Aug Preparations are underway in Vestmannaeyjar islands for Þjóðhátíð, which has long been Iceland’s largest Merchants’ Weekend festival.

From Þjóðhátíð in Vestmannaeyjar islands.

Merchants’ Weekend Festivals

30 Jul The biggest travel weekend of the year, Merchants’ Weekend, is coming up.

The coast guard ship Óðinn was quite an attraction.

Fishermen’s Day in Pictures

3 Jun Fishermen’s Day was celebrated all over Iceland yesterday.

From the family festival, Kátt á Klambra.

One of Summer’s Warmest Days

30 Jul 2018 About 2,500 people attended the family festival Kátt á Klambra in Reykjavík yesterday, on one of the summer’s warmest days.

It's tradition that women that own the Icelandic national costume wear it on the 17th of June.

Today is Iceland’s national day!

17 Jun 2017 Today is Iceland's national day! Often only referred to as ‘the seventeenth of June’, there are festivities all over the country on this day, with balloons, sweets, music and everything else you can ask from a festival. But what's the story behind this day?

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

Happy (Icelandic) first day of summer!

20 Apr 2017 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.

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