People gathered on Secret Solstice festival in Iceland in 2019

Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland in 2019.

Always a time for celebration

All year round, you will find various events and festivals dedicated to music, film, fashion, sports, and more. During summer, town festivals attract large groups of people around the country, dominating the event calendar.  In winter, the focus is more on outdoor sports, art events, and other cultural activities.

March

Beer glasses

The annual beer festival

Reykjavík

Inside an art gallery

Designmarch

Reykjavík

People dancing and celebrating

Rainbow Reykjavik

Reykjavík

Skiing at Icelandic winter games

Iceland Winter Games

Akureyri, North Iceland.

April

Children gathered in Harpa music hall

Children's Culture Festival

Reykjavik

Book display in a window

Reykjavik International Literary Festival

Reykjavík

Fossavatn ski competition

Fossavatn Ski Marathon

Ísafjörður, Westfjords.

People on concert in Ísafjörður town

Aldrei fór ég suður

Ísafjörður, Westfjords.

Woman reading a book

Iceland Writers retreat

Reykjavík

May

man inside Reykjavik art gallery

International museum day

Reykjavík

Two women playing violin

Vaka folk arts festival

Reykjavík

people in a cinema at Skjaldborg festival

Skjaldborg documentary festival

Patreksfjörður, Westfjords

Stockfish film festival logo

Stockfish Film Festival

Reykjavík

June

Formal program on the national holiday

National Holiday of Iceland

The national day is 17 June

People rowing a boat

Fishermans day

all over Iceland

People at colour run

The Colour run

Reykjavík

Cycling at the Blue Lagoon challenge

Blue Lagoon Challenge

Reykjanes peninsula

Secret solstice festival in Reykjavik

Secret Solstice

Reykjavík

Irish days in Akranes

Irish days

Akranes

Arctic Open Golf Tournament in Akureyri

Arctic Open

Akureyri

Viking Festival in Hafnarfjörður

Hafnarfjörður Viking Festival

Hafnarfjörður

RUSL Sustainable Design Festival

RUSL Sustainable Design Festival

Reykjavík

Logo Reykjavik Arts Festival

Reykjavík Arts Festival

Reykjavík

July

People at an outdoor concert

LUNGA art festival

Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland

Runner logo

The runners' festival

Ísafjörður and Þingeyri

People at a rock concert

Eistnaflug

Neskaupstaður, East Iceland

Dancers at Reykjavik Fringe Festival

Fringe festival

Reykjavík

A band at Folk Music Festival

Folk Music Festival

Siglufjörður

Horse and rider National Icelandic horse competition

The National Icelandic Horse Competition

Bi-annually at Hella, South Iceland.

Man running on Laugavegur hiking trail

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon

Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk, South Iceland.

Concert in Reykholt

Reykholt Chamber Music Festival

Reykholt, West Iceland

Concert at From music festival Braedslan

Bræðslan

Borgarfjörður Eystri, East Iceland.

Serving food at Kótelettan BBQ Festival in Selfoss

Kótelettan BBQ & Music Festival

Selfoss, South Iceland

Parade at Hinseginhátið Vesturlands, the West Iceland Pride

Hinseginhátíð Vesturlands - West Iceland Pride

West Iceland

DJ flugvél og geimskip at Norðanpaunk festival

Norðanpaunk Punk Festival

Laugarbakki, Northwest Iceland

August

People on Reykjavik Pride 2016

Reykjavik pride

Reykjavík

Crowd of people celebrating culture night

Reykjavik Culture night

Reykjavik

National festival in Vestmannaeyjar

National festival

Westman islands

Flutes in a art show

Plan-B Art Festival

Borgarnes, West Iceland.

Audience laughing at Act Alone Solo performance festival

Act Alone Solo performance festival

Suðureyri, Westfjords

International Westfjords Piano Festival

Westfjords

September

Reykjavik International Film Festival 2021

Reykjavik International Film Festival

Reykjavik

Night of lights in Reykjanes

The night of lights

Reykjanes peninsula

Reykjavik jazz festival

Reykjavik jazz festival

Reykjavik

Band on stage at the Icelandic Blues Festival

Icelandic Blues Festival

Patreksfjörður, Westfjords

October

Imagine peace tower

Imagine Peace Tower

9 October on Videy Island, Capital area.

From Cycle festival in Iceland

Cycle music and art festival

Capital area

Puppetry festival Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi International Puppetry Festival

Hvammstangi, North Iceland

Sequences art festival

Sequences art festival

Reykjavik

Northern Wave International Film Festival, Snæfellsbær

Northern Wave International Film Festival

Snæfellsbær, West Iceland

The Pigeon International Film Festival

Ísafjörður

December

Yule lads in Dimmuborgir

The Yule lads

All over Iceland

New years eve run

New years eve run

Reykjavik

Christmas village in Hafnarfjordur

Christmas village

Hafnarfjörður

Find current events around Iceland

Reykjavik

Events in the Capital area

North Iceland

Events in North Iceland

Reykjanes

Events on Reykjanes peninsula

Víðgelmir lava cave

West Iceland

Events in West Iceland

South Iceland

Events in South Iceland

Biking in solitude in the Westfjords region of Iceland

Westfjords

Events in Westfjords

East Iceland

Events in East Iceland

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