Winter Events in Reykjavik
Wintertime in Iceland is a fun time. The island puts on its wintercoat and looks magnificant all dressed in white. Visit Iceland in wintertime is actually a good thing to do. Are you up for experiencing a awesome Arctic adventure? Would you like to take a Super Jeep glacier ride, see the amazing Northern Lights, take a dogsled ride, bath in a natural geothermal hot spring? If you are not up for excitement like that there are more quiet and relaxing things to do. In wintertime these are the events happening.
Young Art Festival
Young Art Festival (Unglist), has been an annual event in Reykjavik since 1992. This festival week is packed with a multitude of performers and spectators.
Photographic Poems is a short documentary film contest held late autumn in Reykjavík. Young people from 15-25 years old are encouraged to submit their works.
Christmas in Iceland
Christmas traditions in Iceland is worth the experience. The Icelandic Christmas culture is loaded with native old Icelandic traditions. Iceland is a real treat for children at Christmas when no less than 13 Santa Clauses (jólasveinn) come to town bearing food and gifts on Christmas Eve. New Year's Eve is celebrated throughout Iceland which culminates at midnight with a spectacular display of fireworks as well as bonfire parties held by many communities.
Dark Music Days
Reykjavik's long winter nights are brightened up by Dark Music Days, a classical music festival organized by the Iceland Composer Society in collaboration with many of the country's top performers.
Icelanders celebrate the old feast of Thorrablot, with singing, dancing, and the consumption of traditional Viking food, topped off with brennivin (Icelandic spirit). Thorrablot, also known as the Mid-winter Feast, sees the capital of Reykjavik and her restaurants open up to crowds of thousands.
Reykjavík Museum Night
The largest Museum Night ever held every year in February. Entrance to all museums and the special museum bus is free.
Food and Fun
For 4 days Reykjavík's best restaurants create special gourmet menus in some of the best restaurants in town, and compete for the Chef of the Year Award.
Winter Lights Festival
With the longest, darkest winter nights coming to an end, Reykjavik celebrate the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak, with a multi-arts festival.
Days of Overeating
Enjoy delicious cream and jelly buns on Monday which the Icelandic people refer to as Bolludagur (Buns Day), saltet meat and peas on Tuesday we call Sprengidagur (Bursting Day ) an old custom where people throughout the country used to have great meat feast before the long friday fasting and on Ash Wednesday, children dress up in costumes and walk store to store, earning candy by singing.
Valentines Day is a day to express your love, and to celebrate the spirit of love. Surprise your partner with in a unusual way and take a trip to a romantic getaway in Iceland.