Spring Events in Reykjavik
What to do and see in spring time in Reykjavik and Iceland. Iceland is not considered a warm place by any normal standards, but thanks to the Gulf Stream temperatures are usually moderate all year round. The biggest factor in Icelandic weather is its unpredictability, you never know what is going to happen next, so be prepared for anything and dress warm.
Reykjavík Folk festival
Reykjavik Folk Festival is a folk music festival where Icelandic bands perform music of different types and origins but what all the artists have in common is that they play folk music, blues, world music or a mixture of all this.
Beer Day on the 1rst of March
National Beer Day celebrates a 75 year long prohibition of beer which ended on March 1st, 1989. Highly festive celebrations are held at pubs, restaurants, and clubs all around Iceland, as now Icelanders are one of the world's leading beer drinkers.
Reykjavík Blues Festival
Blues music fills the streets, cafes, shops and concert halls of the Icelandic capital every spring, as international well known artists come to perform at the Reykjavík Blues Festival. A goving music festivl every year.
DesignMarch - March
The DesignMarch programme is exciting and impressive. A wealth of events, interesting lectures and exhibitions reflect the diversity in Icelandic design.
Festival of Sacred Arts
This biannual festival of sacred arts focuses on the spiritual in the Arts in a varied and ambitious programme, embracing many forms of sacred art as portrayed in music, visual art, theatre, dance and literature.
Horses week in Reykjavik
The Reykjavik City council has just announced that one week in March will be dedicated to the Icelandic horse. This will begin in 2011 and will be a yearly event. The focus will be on the horse and everything related to it, so clubs, companies etc will be part of the game.
Easter - March or April
Easter is a great time to visit Iceland. Spring is coming, the days are longer and the aurora is at its best. Lots of time to relax, see the sites and eat a great meal when returning to the hotel.
First Day of Summer - 22 April
Summer starts early in the old Icelandic calendar. The end of long winter nights is celebrated with gift-giving, parades, street entertainment, and sporting events.
Children´s Art Festival
Children's culture, culture for children and culture with children. These are the three main aspects of this festival. Reaching all corners of Reykjavik city from the slopes of Mt. Esja to the bottom of the swimming pools, the festival is to become an annual event.
Sequences is a real-time art festival with a focus on time-based work, performance, sound art, video and music. It features events all around the city in a variety of interesting settings.
Art Without Boundaries
Art Without Boundaries (List án landamćra) is an annual art festival in Iceland. It aims to promote the art of people with disabilities and to facilitate co-operation between people with and without disabilities. Different parties work together on various art projects and to say the least, with great results in the past.
Trout Fishing Season
Anglers from all over the world have long sought out the unusually fresh lakes and rivers of Iceland. Fishing permits may be purchased at short notice in numerous rivers and lakes.
"Miss Iceland" Contest
Miss Iceland is a very popular and highly publicized event in Iceland. Beautiful young girls from all over the country compete for this prestigious title. The crowned winner then goes off to the Miss World contest where she will hopefully follow in the high-heeled footsteps of her predecessors, Hofi Karlsdottir Miss World 1986, and Linda Petursdottir Miss World 1989.
Bird watchers and nature lovers alike flock every Spring to the Westmann Islands (20 miles south of Iceland) to view the return of the Puffin - or Lundi from its long winter at sea. During this time millions of Puffins, the clowns of the sea, return to nest and lay eggs.