Events

Top Choice Music in Reykjavík

Iceland Airwaves

During Iceland Airwaves, downtown Reykjavík overflows with music in venues ranging from intimate bars and cool clubs to prestigious theatres. Running since 1999, it brings together around 200 acts from 30 countries …
Top Choice Cultural in Reykjavík

Reykjavík Culture Night

On Menningarnótt, held mid-month, Reykjavikers turn out in force for a day and night of art, music, dance and fireworks. Many galleries, ateliers, shops, cafes and churches stay open until late. It's held on the sam…
Top Choice Music in Reykjavík

Secret Solstice

This excellent music festival with local and international acts coincides with the summer solstice, so there's 24 hours of daylight for partying. It's held at Reykjavík's Laugardalur.
Cultural in Reykjavík

Reykjavík Pride

This festival brings carnival-like colour to the capital in early August to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer culture and traditions. Some 100,000 people (more than 25% of the country’s population) a…
Film in Reykjavík

Reykjavík International Film Festival

An 11-day event from late September featuring quirky programming that highlights independent film-making, both homegrown and international. Expect shorts, talks, workshops, exhibitions and screening in unusual place…
Food & Drink in Reykjavík

Food & Fun

International chefs join local restaurants to compete for awards at this culinary circus. Teams are given the finest Icelandic meats, veg and seafood to create their masterpieces.
Music in Reykjavík

Reykjavík Jazz Festival

From mid-August, Reykjavík toe-taps its way through a week dedicated to jazz. Local and international musicians blow their own trumpets at events staged right across the city.
Literature in Reykjavík

Reykjavík International Literary Festival

This prestigious but still friendly festival gathers international writers for four days of readings and panels in downtown venues. All events are free and in English.
Art in Reykjavík

Icelandic Photography Festival

Three-day photography festival featuring local and international artists with a wide range of events, including artists' showcases, talks and portfolio reviews.
Sports in Reykjavík

Reykjavík Marathon

Full- and half-marathons, as well as a 10k and fun runs, see tens of thousands of people pounding the city streets and many more thousands cheering them on.