2 Jun

Reykjavik Harbour

Festival of the Sea

Festival of the Sea

Celebrate the Festival of the Sea in connection with Fishermen’s Day on June 2, 2024.

The annual Festival of the Sea is held in conjunction with Fishermen’s Day on June 2. The festival reflects traditional Icelandic culture and the nation’s long-standing dependency on fishing. The festival celebrates all aspects of the sea, including seamanship, vessels, fish, mermaids, sea shanties, and more. Fishermen’s Day has been celebrated since 1938. It was originally established to promote solidarity among fishermen and became a legal holiday for Icelandic fishermen in 1987. Festival of the Sea is celebrated nationwide, with sea-related entertainment for the whole family by the harbor. Guests can enjoy sailing, sea swimming, various amusements, and many sea creatures on display in tubs.

Iceland Festival of the Sea

Festival organizers work in cooperation with all the companies around the harbor, and this weekend, they invite the guests to visit their companies and have various offers and discounts. The Icelandic Rescue Squad, Ársaell, is also one of the main partners this weekend. They arrange various events, especially for children.

One of the main goals is that families can come to Reykjavík's Grandi Harbor area and have a fun day with all kinds of events related to the sea and its surroundings. Everything the festival offers is free of charge: boat tours, entertainment, food tasting, playgrounds, competitions, etc.

The festivities also extend to picturesque fishing towns such as Bolungarvík in the Westfjords, Akranes in West Iceland, and Ólafsfjörður in North Iceland.

Reykjavík Maritime Museum offers free admission to the museum and the Óðinn Coast Guard Vessel during the Festival of the Sea.

Festival of the Sea

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