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Variety of Festivals for Merchant’s Holiday Weekend

More than a dozen outdoor festivals will be held this Merchant’s Holiday Weekend, and it is predicted that thousands of people will be traveling over the next days. The Weather Bureau predicts mild weather all over Iceland.

Saudárkrókur. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

The annual Mýrarbolti mud ball tournament begins Friday in Ísafjördur.

Saudárkrókur will host the 12th annual meeting of national Youth Associations, and the town is expected to be filled with young participants and their families.

Siglufjördur‘s annual Síldaraevintýrid, The Herring Adventure, has many exciting events scheduled throughout the weekend.

Akureyri’s annual festival Ein med Öllu will be held as usual, and among events are a church step race and orienteering.

At Neskaupsstadur, the annual Neistaflug will be hosted, with the traditional Bardsneshlaup Race, beach volley ball, dances and children’s entertainers Gunni and Felix, who are present every year.

The Westman Islands Thjódhátíd will formally start tomorrow and thousands of people have begun to flock there.

The Pentecostal Church will hold its annual meet in Fljótshlíd this weekend, now for the sixtieth time.

In Árnes, an accordion festival will be hosted, at Flúdir and in Thrastarlundur various kinds of entertainment and dances will be held over the weekend and Faeroese Family Days will be at Stokkseyri.

In Grindavík, hikes and entertainment will be on the schedule, Saeludagar will be held in Vatnaskógur and SÁÁ, National Center of Addiction Medicine, will host a family get-together at Hladir on Hvalfjardarstrond.

For the people of Reykjavik and nearby towns who intend to stay in the city, music festival Innipúkinn, organized for the eighth time, is the ideal choice. It will take place in two concert venues in the city center, with almost thirty bands performing. Another music festival in central Reykjavik is Jack Live, now held for the second time in the Beer Garden behind rock bar Dillon on Laugavegur street.

The Weather Bureau predicts mild weather all over Iceland, occasional rain and temperatures will range from 8-17 Celsius.

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