Iceland Airwaves in Harpa, 2013

More Artists Announced for Iceland Airwaves

The latest round of artists for this year’s Iceland Airwaves were announced yesterday: Mercury Rev, SOAK, Lucy Rose, JME and Aurora, taking the lineup total to 46 acts including 31 Icelandic artists.

GusGus performing at the 2015 Secret Solstice festival.

Wu-Tang Clan Close Secret Solstice Festival

The second annual Secret Solstice outdoor music festival in Laugardalur valley, Reykjavík, came to an end with a concert by veteran rappers Wu-Tang Clan in fair weather yesterday. Approximately 10,000 people attended the festival, of whom 2,500 came from abroad.

Ice tunnel in Langjökull.

Party in Glacier at Secret Solstice Festival

The event ‘Into the Glacier,’ presented as “the world’s first party underneath a glacier,” will take place in the new ice tunnel in Langjökull in West Iceland, Iceland’s second-largest glacier, on June 20 as part of the Secret Solstice music festival.

Reykjavík Arts Festival 2015 Guerrilla Girls Event

Reykjavík Arts Festival Begins

The 29th Reykjavík Arts Festival opens today with Bandaloop, pioneers in vertical dance performance, at Ingólfstorg in downtown Reykjavík at 5:30 pm.

Intercultural Day Reykjavík 2013

Reykjavík Multicultural Day Coming Up

The seventh Reykjavík Multicultural Day will take place this Saturday, May 9. The program kicks off at 1 pm with a parade from Hallgrímskirkja, the Reykjavík landmark church, down Laugavegur and on to the City Hall.

Secret Solstice

Secret Solstice Announces More Artists

Legendary hip-hop outfit Wu-Tang Clan, FKA twigs, Kelis, Skream, Tale Of Us, Hjálmar, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ), Nick Curly and Agent Fresco are among the latest additions to this year’s lineup at Secret Solstice music festival, held in Reykjavík June 19-21, as announced last week...

Reykjavík Blues Festival in 2009.

Reykjavík Blues Festival Begins

The annual Reykjavík Blues Festival opened on Saturday and runs through April 2. This year’s festival celebrates the 100th birthdays of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon.

Beloved Sisters film poster.

German Film Days in Reykjavík

The fifth German Film Days are currently taking place in Bíó Paradís cinema in Reykjavík. The festival opened on March 12 and will run through March 22. The opening film was the award-winning Beloved Sisters.

Blow Fly Park film poster

European Film Festival Opens in Reykjavík

The inaugural Stockfish European Film Festival opens in Bíó Paradís cinema in downtown Reykjavík this evening with a screening of drama/thriller Blow Fly Park, directed by Jens Östberg and starring Icelandic actor Sverrir Guðnason.


Reykjavík Fully Booked in ‘Off Season’

Nearly all hotels in Reykjavík are currently booked out in what was until not long ago an unpopular time to visit Iceland. According to managing director of Sónar music festival Björn Steinbekk, there have been problems trying to find accommodation for journalists traveling to Reykjavík for the...


Dark Music Days Starts Today

The contemporary music festival Dark Music Days opens in Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík today. Established by the Society of Icelandic Composers in 1980, the festival has been described by the Times as “ever-diversifying… a hot ticket in a cultural hotspot.”