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6 Summer festivals to be held in Iceland this June

As temperatures start to rise just a little during the Spring months, so too does activity within the tourist industry. If you happen to be visiting Iceland this June, you’ll find a diverse range of festivals taking place throughout the month. Whether you’re interested in Icelandic history and traditions, the country’s music or its food (and love of lobster), there’s something here for everyone. 1st-2nd June 2013 Festival of the Sea – an annual event featuring lots of fun for the whole family, and serving as a reminder of how important the sea and its sailors are to Iceland‘s history, economy and people. Location: Reykjavik’s West Harbour, Grandagarður 14th-17th June 2013 Viking Festival – activities include fight shows, storytelling, glima, archery, music and much more. Location: Hafnarfjörður 22nd June 2013 The Big Forest Day – music, BBQ, wood chopping competitions and so much more. A great day to spend the day with your family! Location: Hallormsstaðarskógur forest (East) 27th-29th June 2013 Blue North Music Festival – introducing Icelandic music and artists. Location: Ólafsfjörður Blues music 28th-29th June 2013 All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland – a boutique festival that goes against the grain of the larger, more commercial music festivals. Location: Ásbrú – Former Nato Base, Keflavik 28th-30th June 2013 Lobster Festival – a popular event with both locals and visitors alike, celebrating Hofn’s association with quality lobster. Location: Höfn Lobster

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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