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Street Closures for Airwaves

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Street Closures for Airwaves

Iceland Airwaves in Harpa, 2013

From Iceland Airwaves 2013. Photo: Roman Gerasymenko/Iceland Airwaves.

To make room for the crowd attending Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavík, November 4-8, some streets downtown will be converted into pedestrian streets, according to a press release from the City of Reykjavik.

One of them is Laugavegur, from Vatnsstigur to the intersection of Bankastræti and Þingholtstræti; the other one is Skólavörðustígur, from the intersection of Bergstaðastræti to Bankastræti.

Those two areas will be open only to pedestrians for five days―Wednesday, November 4 through Sunday night, November 8. Trucks transporting merchandise are allowed access 7:00 am-11:00 am Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Close to 6,000 guests from abroad are expected to attend Iceland Airwaves and altogether 9,000 tickets will be sold. Many off-venue events will be offered, which are free of charge―most of them downtown. The venues for those include Dillon, Laugavegur 30; Around Iceland, Laugavegur 18b, Loft Hostel, Bankastræti 7; and 12 Tónar, Skólavörðustígur.

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