Enjoy various Icelandic festivals and events in August
The Bank Holiday Weekend
July 29th - August 1st 2016The August Bank Holiday Weekend is the most popular weekend in Iceland for travelling. Various festivals and parties are held all over the country, dedicated to music, sport, hard partying and family gatherings. There are events to suit everyone´s taste.
Our national Bank Holiday is on Monday 1st of August, therefore many stores, banks and institutions are closed that day.
Links to some festivals and events:
Reykjavik downtownInnipúkinn 15th, Music festival
Where: Húrra and Gaukurinn, Rey
Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands, South Iceland)Þjóðhátíð Families and hard partying.
Laugaland (South Iceland)The Annual Sober Festival Family festival
Neskaupstadur (East Iceland)Neistaflug Family festival
Akureyri (North Iceland)Íslensku Sumarleikarnir Family festival
Siglufjördur (North Iceland)Síldarævintýri Family festival. Facebook
Isafjördur (The Westfjords)European Championship in Swamp Soccer
Reykjavik PrideAugust 2nd-7th 2016 Reykjavik Pride is a colourful event. The theme of Reykjavik Pride this year is ‚Our history‘ – the history of queer people. This festival attracts approx 100.000 guests from all over the world. Facebook page.
The Great Fish dayDalvik (North Iceland) August 4th- 7th 2016 The Great Fish Day is an annual festival in Dalvik. Guests can taste various sea foods from a free buffet down at the harbour area between 11:00 and 17:00.
Reykjavik Jazz FestivalAugust 9th -14th 2016
Reykjavik Jazz presents the full spectrum of Jazz styles. Icelandic Jazz artists and international groups.
Reykjavik Bacon FestivalAugust 13th 2016 In Skólavördustigur, fans of bacon have the opportunity to taste a wide variety of bacon.