What's on in Iceland in August


Enjoy various Icelandic festivals and events in August

The Bank Holiday Weekend

July 29th - August 1st 2016
The 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 downtown

Innipúkinn 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 Pride

August 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 day

Dalvik (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 Festival

August 9th -14th 2016

Reykjavik Jazz presents the full spectrum of Jazz styles. Icelandic Jazz artists and international groups.

Reykjavik Bacon Festival

August 13th 2016 In Skólavördustigur, fans of bacon have the opportunity to taste a wide variety of bacon.

Reykjavik Culture Night and Reykjavik Marathon

August 20th 2016 This festival takes place all across Reykjavik. There are lots of things going on in museums, businesses and in squares and streets throughout the city. About 100.000 guests enjoy this festival every year. It takes place all day with a great finale firework show at Arnarhóll near The Harpa concert hall at 23:00.

Best regards, Harpa Hlín