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Woman with a lot of shoes at the Act Alone Festival in Suðureyri, Iceland.
society

Act Alone Festival

Act Alone: A Unique Artistic Experience. Iceland’s premier solo performance festival celebrating 20 years of free, diverse one-person shows in Suðureyri.

Viking sword battle at Hafnarfjörður Viking Festival
society

Summer Festivals in Iceland

Mark your calendar! From June through the end of August, Iceland hosts a wide array of festivals.

Philip Rosenthal of the Netflix show "Somebody Feed Phil" enjoying wolffish on a skewer at the Sea Baron restaurant in Reykjavík, Iceland.
food & drink

Somebody Feed Phil Food Trail

Looking for those places where Phil ate? Here are the stops he made while in Iceland.

Chef Haflidi Halldorsson preparing a meal.
food & drink

Taste of Iceland Cooking Class Recipes & More

Your online cookbook for the Taste of Iceland Cooking Class.

Young Icelandic children holding hand-drawn Icelandic flag.
traditions

Icelandic Language Day: A Day of Preservation and Pride

When it comes to preserving a language and its cultural heritage, few countries are as proactive and passionate as Iceland. 

Trick-or-treaters going door to door on Halloween in Iceland.
society

Halloween in Iceland

For good, or worse, there has been a scary rise in celebrating Halloween among Icelanders.

Óx Restaurant
food & drink

Iceland's culinary stars align

Famed Michelin Guide awards another star to a third Icelandic restaurant in June 2023.

The parade on Iceland's National Day on June 17 is often spectacular. Photo: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson
traditions

June 17th – Iceland's National Day

Icelandic independence was a long time in the making.

Reykjavik Culture Night
traditions

Reykjavik Culture Night 2024

You're invited to Reykjavík's birthday party on August 24, 2024!

Icelandic fisherman at sea
traditions

Fishermen's Day

A day to honor the women and men who are the backbone of Iceland's seafaring culture.

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