What is happening in Iceland in July?

Eistnaflug music festival

July 5th-8th

Eistnaflug is an indoor metal festival in Neskaupstadur town that has taken place annually since the summer of 2005. It started out as a small one day metal festival on the 27th of August 2005 but has since grown into a four day festival where metal, hardcore, punk, rock and indie bands share the stage. Eistnaflug is held annually on the second weekend of July each year. The peaceful village of Neskaupstaður has about 1.400 inhabitants, but on the second weekend of July that number doubles.

The Golden Circle Challenge

July 8th

The Golden Circle Challenge is an annual cycling competition held in Iceland. There are 3 routes to suit both professional riders and beginners alike. The rides all start and finish at lake Laugarvatn. The Golden Circle is one of Iceland's most popular tourist areas, rich of natural wonders and historical sites.

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon

July 15th

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is a 55 km mountain race has been held annually for 21 year. The race is open to both men and women of 18 years old and up. It is very important that participants are well trained and prepared for mountain running. Laugavegur is located in the southern highlands of Iceland and connects the nature reserves Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork. Due to its location, Laugavegur is serviced for only a few weeks a year. For many runners the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is the most enjoyable race in Iceland. The course takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty at the same time as being a challenging course. Hikers normally cover this distance in four days. The course is multi-terrain; sand, gravel, grass, snow, ice, rivers and streams.

LungA festival

July 16th-23rd

An annual festival since the year 2000. LungA is a festival that celebrates creativity, art, collaboration and culture in general, through a week of workshops, lectures and other activities, ending off in a weekend of celebration, exhibitions and concerts. A powerful mix of art, creativity, expression, and beautiful nature.

Medievaldays at Gásum

July 18th-20th

A Medieval reenactment festival where you travel ca. 700 years back in time. You can experience the food, the clothes, the weapons, the boats and the trade of Icelandic Medieval times. Now for the 10th time, Medieval Days at Gasir features some of the best reenactment events in Iceland.

Braedslan music festival

July 29th

Braedslan is a music festival that focuses on friendly atmosphere, having fun and of course great music. The festival is held in Borgarfjordur eystri on the East Coast of Iceland, a small village with 110 inhabitants, surrounded by colourful mountains and beautiful landscape. The festival venue is a 50 years old fish factory that for this one time of year is turned in to a wonderworld of music. The festival was first held in 2005 and has since then been held annually on the last weekend of July. Only about 900 tickets are sold for the festival each year.

Best regards, Johanna G