Festivals are known for enhancing the relationship among the people in society. And whenever everyone celebrates together then it creates a sense of unity. Moreover, through these festivals, people come to know more about their culture and traditions.
Are you searching for a perfect place to experience wonderful and memorable festivals?
Iceland is considered as the best place for paying a visit and Another Iceland Tour Company is known for providing the best trips to Iceland. Iceland is known for its natural beauty and culture. Festivals in Iceland are known for bringing warmth and joy among the people during the cold climatic condition. Several festivals are celebrated in Iceland every year. And after visiting Iceland you will get confused about which festival to attend and which one to leave.
List of Top 10 Festivals to Enjoy in Iceland
1. Reykjavik Pride
Every year in August this festival is celebrated by the LGBT community on the streets of Reykjavik. This festival is usually held for a week and various seminars, lectures and pride parades take place. If you want to enjoy this festival then you can take a pass for enjoying every event at this festival. Several people from all over the world come to celebrate this festival.
The most exciting day of this festival is Saturday when the city is painted with different rainbow colours.
2. Icelandic National Day
Iceland achieved its independence on 17th June 1944 and this is considered as the national day of Iceland. And this festival is considered as the most important festival in Iceland as it is celebrated throughout the nation. During this festival, there are many parades and marching bands.
The best part of this day is when a lady dressed in traditional Iceland clothing recites poetry and this represents a ‘reversed mountain lady’.
Plus if you want to witness the biggest celebrations then experience it in Reykjavik between 10 am and 6 pm.
3. New Year’s Eve
Most of the people visit Iceland during this time. It is considered as the top festivals in Iceland and during this eve you will experience lighting, firecrackers, food, bonfire and spirit of festivity all around. During this time most of the shops are opened till 1 am and all the public zones like bars, lounges and clubs are opened all night. Moreover, this is the time when Icelanders show the world how hard they party and have fun.
So, if you want to experience the New Year eve of Iceland then pay a visit to this amazing place.
4. Solstice Music Festival
This festival has recently been discovered. The first music festival was held in 2014. And now this music festival takes place every year around 21st June. During this festival, people wait till midnight to experience the night sun as they have waited whole winters for the daylight to come. So, one can imagine the enthusiasm of this festival among the people to experience the daylight.
This occasion is considered as perfect for socializing and gathering with the people.
5. Iceland Airwaves Music Festival
Every year in Reykjavik, a very big festival takes place and it is called Iceland Airwaves. During this festival, a lot of national, international bands and musicians are promoted. And this festival is held in November every year and line-up are announced in February. Airwaves festival not only takes place in one place, but it also has several venues around Reykjavik.
Now you don’t have to worry about the availability of ticket as it is available in several venues of Reykjavik.
6. Design March
This is one of the well-known festivals in Iceland. This festival was started in 2008 and it is considered as the most important design festival in Iceland. During this festival, you can see 100 events that are planned including food designing, dress designing, furniture designing, etc. And all the well-known designers from all over the world participate in this festival. Generally, there are 2 main highlights of this festival. One is designed to talk in which both international and local designers discuss all the modern and trending designs and challenges. The second highlight focus on design match, in which all the local designers have an opportunity to come close with the international designers and other brands.
7. Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival
The winter lights festival is celebrated to honour the winters and the emerging daylight after the dark days of winter. During this time you will witness all the beautiful events where all the buildings are illuminated for celebrating coming of daylight back to the country. All the museums of the country are opened to the public so that they can enjoy various cultural events and activities.
Moreover, most of the tourists are provided with a free ticket for enjoying the geothermal hot pools.
8. Culture Night in Reykjavik
Culture night in Reykjavik is also known as Menningarnott and it is a one-day festival that takes place on Saturday in late August. In this festival, you can enjoy several fun activities like music, art, dance, pop-up shows and many interactive activities. Moreover, during this time all the galleries and museums are open and given free entry. The Reykjavik Marathon also takes place on the same day.
People of Reykjavik open their houses and invites guests for having home-baked waffles.
9. Reykjavik International Film Festival
This film festival takes place every year from late September to mid-October. This festival is held for 11 days and a wide range of non-fiction films and dramas from 40 countries are shown during this time. If you want to experience something new and innovative in films then this is a perfect place for you. Mostly whole day screenings are done in the cinema.
10. LungA Art Festival
This is a small art festival which is held in east Iceland every year. This popular festival is held for a week in the middle of July every year. During this time various workshops, market pop up, exhibitions, music concerts take place.
So, what are you waiting for? If you want to enjoy all these amazing festivals then pay a visit to this beautiful place.
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