Crowded Reykjavík Streets

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Crowded Reykjavík Streets

Reykjavík Culture Night.
From an earlier Culture Night. Photo: Geir Ólafsson.

Q: I’m looking at the Reykjavík webcams now, why are there so many people on the streets?

David Markley


A: Saturday was the annual Culture Night event, or Menningarnótt in Icelandic, held on the first Saturday after August 18.

As one of Iceland’s largest festival, around 100,000 people attend the concerts and other festivities in downtown Reykjavík each year.