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Aug 2018

Blueberry Music Festival

16.-19. Aug
The 19th annual Blueberry Music Festival will be held in Ólafsfjörður August 17th-19th 2017. This family-friendly festival consists of daily interesting events and classical concerts in the evening. Admission is free for guests 18 years and younger and a childrens concert takes place on Saturday the 19th in the charming venue Pálshús. The grand finale "Tapas and Music" has a Spanish flair as guests will enjoy tapas courses while they listen to renowned Icelandic classical singers perform. On Sunday the 20th the festival will host a free guided walk in the blueberry blue hiking paradise of Ólafsfjörður.

Akureyri Town Festival

24.-25. Aug
The Birthday of Akureyri celebrations. Annual highlights are: Opening ceremony in the Botanical garden, Spooky evening in the old town, concerts in the center of town and events along the Artist Alley. Every year has a special theme.

Sep 2018

Arctic Circle Run in Grímsey

1. Sep
Arctic Circle Run in Grímsey – A race crossing the Arctic Circle, around the island of Grímsey. A choice of two distances: one circle (approx. 12 km) or two circles.

KOTTOS - with energy and feeling

22. Sep
“Music from a place that never existed” Meet this unique award winning ensemble for the first time in Iceland. KOTTOS (DK/GR) unites some of the strongest award winning instrumentalists of the Danish and Greek classical and experimental music scene. The ensemble's music revisits different musical traditions with a strong sense of Nordic style and greek warmth, virtuosity and energy. The combination of instruments: recorder, accordion, bouzouki and cello liberates the music from the usual notion of genres and makes KOTTOS a remarkable and unique phenomenon.

Oct 2018

Local Food Festival

20. Oct
Local Food Festival is a food culture festival in the Hof Cultural Centre in Akureyri. The big show will be held on October 20th. The purpose of the festival is to draw attention to the north and the great food industry in the North, with its diverse selection of restaurants, food culture and other sectors related to food.

Dec 2018

Yule Lads in Dimmuborgir

1.-24. Dec
Come visit the Yule Lads in Dimmuborgir from December 1st - December 24th between 11:00am and 1:00pm. 18 years and older pay 1.500isk to the Grýla Fund.

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri