14 Jun

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Summer Festivals in Iceland

Summer Festivals in Iceland

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

People in the streets during the Lobster Festival in Höfn, Iceland Photo: Þorvarður Árnason

Of course, people crowd the streets of Höfn during the annual Lobster Festival! Photo: Þorvarður Árnason

Iceland’s summer is a vibrant tapestry of festivals, celebrating everything from the nation’s rich cultural heritage and eccentric events to its natural resources and artistic innovation.

Throughout June, July, and August, the country hosts various events, from music and arts festivals to town celebrations and outdoor activities. These festivals take place all around Iceland, offering unique glimpses into local culture and traditions. Whether honoring fishermen, showcasing heavy metal, or featuring car races and hiking adventures, Iceland’s summer festivals provide an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Viking battle reenactment a Hafnarfjörður Viking Festival.


Icelandic horse doing a tölt gait at Landsmot.


Commerce Day Weekend celebrations in the Westman Islands, Iceland


Blooming days festival  in the town of Hveragerdi.
Reykjavík Pride Parade 2023

Photos: Blooming days festival in the town of Hveragerdi, people walking through the Akureyri Botanical Gardens, and the closing concert during Reykjavik Culture Night.

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