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

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