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Akureyri Celebrates Fishermen’s Day

To mark the occasion of Fishermen’s Day tomorrow, June 6, the inhabitants of Akureyri in north Iceland will honor its fishermen with a special festival program throughout the weekend. Festivals will take place in various locations across Iceland this weekend.

From Akureyri. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Today, boat owners will welcome visitors at the dock in Sandgerdisbótin and at the same location, at Óseyri 20, there will be an exhibition of Thórhallur Matthíasson’s boat engines.

At the Glerártorg shopping center photographs by divers Erlendur Gudmundsson and Gísli A. Gudmundsson, taken during dives in the country’s fjords and lakes, will be on display.

At Pollurinn, by the seaside in the center of town, the boat Húni II will be turned into a café. Café goers will have a good view of the rowing competition which begins on Pollurinn at 4 pm.

Tomorrow, Fishermen’s Day, the memory of lost and drowned fishermen will be honored in a special ceremony.

At 1 pm Húni II will take visitors on a tour and at 3 pm there will be a lively family program at the outdoor recreational area at Hamrar. Characters from popular children’s plays will perform and the ever-popular pillow fight will take place.

The festival reaches its height in the evening with a dance at Sjallinn downtown.

Click here to read about the festivities in Reykjavík.

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