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Sail Húsavík Coastal Culture Festival Coming Up

The Nordic coastal culture festival Sail Húsavík, described as “the family festival of the summer” will be held in the north Icelandic town July 16-23. It is a traveling festival which will take place in a different Nordic country next year.


Activ en route to Húsavík.

During the festival, large sailing vessels and smaller boats from Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Germany will be docked at the Húsavík harbor and create “a magnificent spectacle,” a press release promises.

Guests will be invited to board world-famous sailing vessels, learn how to sail, taste local food, enjoy good music, films and art exhibitions, dance and sing.

The festival will open with a concert by operatic tenor Kristján Jóhannsson and the North Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Among other performers are Hjaltalín, Hjálmar and Raggi Bjarna.


From Húsavík.

The program also includes a marketplace, living handicraft exhibitions and various courses, for example, on angling and kayaking, and a drama course for children.

A floating hotel will be docked at the harbor, which will also facilitate the Nordic House’s restaurant Dill, which will travel from Reykjavík to Húsavík for the occasion.

The award-winning restaurant specializes in innovative dishes inspired by Nordic cuisine that mostly contain local ingredients.

Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV will air a live program from the festival between 6:30 and 7 pm from July 18 to 22. The festival is organized by the Nordic House.

During the last days of the Sail Húsavík festival, July 21-23, the annual family festival Maerudagar will also take place in the town.

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