Reykjavík Jazz Festival Coming Up

The Reykjavík Jazz Festival (RJF) will be held August 14-29 for the 21st time this year. The program mainly consists of concerts by artists from the local jazz scene, which is surprisingly vibrant for such a small community.

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Today is Merchants’ Holiday

Today is Merchants’ Holiday, a public holiday celebrated annually in early August in Iceland, always on a Monday. People of all professions use the long weekend, known as the Merchants’ Weekend, to travel to the countryside and celebrate at outdoor festivals.

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New Museum Handbook Released

The Museum Guide 2010 has been released. It includes information on all museums, tourism centers, exhibitions, national parks and the main churches and cemeteries in Iceland. The book’s purpose is to strengthen culture-related tourism.

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