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12.-13. July

Family Festival

Price description

There is no entrance fee for the Festival

This festival takes place in the middle of July.

Food tastings, games, music, campfire and dancing – all in all adds to create a great family based festival and fun.

During this weekend the islanders invite people to come and enjoy music, tractor rides, taste of the islands food among a great many other things. The festivities begin Friday afternoon with separate adventure tours for kids, teenangers and grown ups. The main festivities begin around noon on Saturday  and go on into the night. There is music, orienteering, a playground, tractor rides, a trip to the beach with the world famous local clown and lots of  other activity. In the evening the festival high point is held on the stage in the middle of the grounds  which concludes with a bonfire where everybody joins in singing.

This festival is first and foremost  a Family festival where everyone should find something to his or her liking. Scheduled ferry crossing are from the village Árskógs-sandur  to Hrisey up to nine times a day and the trip takes about 15 minutes

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N65° 59' 43.298" W18° 23' 1.467"

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