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Summer Festivities Coming Up Around Iceland

The annual Folk Music Festival will be held in Siglufjörður, north Iceland, July 4-8. The program, which was recently released in English, includes performances of both Icelandic and foreign folk songs, along with hiking and dancing.


From a different festival in Siglufjörður, Síldarævintýrið (“The Herring Adventure”), which takes place in the first weekend of August. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

In June, the artistic event “Ferskir vindar í Garði” will be held in Garður, a stone’s throw away from Keflavík International Airport, in which 40-50 artists of around 20 different nationalities will participate.

The artists will set up shop in Iceland from May 20 to June 14, after which exhibitions will be opened and various events scheduled in Garður, including dancing, performance art, and concerts. For further information, go to

Nearby, the first Keflavík Music Festival will take place June 7-10, to which around 100 musicians have lined up, including Dikta.

“We are of course talking about the ‘Beatle Town’ where a myriad of awesome bands originate and it is in fact incredible that there hasn’t been a music festival here until now,” commented its organizer Ólafur Geir Jónsson, the owner of, to

Also, the outdoor music festival Besta útihátíðin will take place at Gaddastaðaflatir by Hella in south Iceland for the third year in a row July 5-8. Performers include 200,000 Naglbítar, Sykur, Páll Óskar and Retro Stefson and 10,000 tickets are available.

Click here to read about other festivals coming up in Iceland this summer and go to for further events and tickets.


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