Music in Borgarfjörður Eystri


Held in an old herring plant over a weekend in late July, Bræðslan is one of Iceland’s best summer concert festivals, earning itself a reputation for great music as well as its intimate atmosphere. Some big local na…
Music in Neskaupstaður


A beloved metal and punk festival, Eistnaflug (‘Flying Testicles’) is held every summer in town on the second weekend in July. Sixty bands plus friendly metalheads plus midnight sun.
Art in Seyðisfjörður


The youthful, creative and international feel of the town is further enhanced by this art festival, held in mid-July and offering workshops and events targeted at young people aged 16 to 25. LungA now operates an ar…
Cultural in Egilsstaðir

Dagar Myrkurs

Over five days in early November, throughout East Iceland, the ‘Days of Darkness’ celebrates the failing light and the onset of winter with ghost stories, Northern Lights spotting and torch-lit processions.
Cultural in Egilsstaðir


The possible existence of the lake monster is a good excuse for this five-day cultural carnival held in mid-August. It's full of family events and live music.
Music in Egilsstaðir

JEA Jazz Festival

In October, Iceland's oldest jazz fest takes place in Egilsstaðir.