Events

From January to December Reykjavík’s calendar of events is packed full of festivals and activities celebrating various sectors of the city’s vibrant culture. Be it art, music, theatre, design, nature or sport, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Reykjavík’s calendar of events kicks into high gear during the fall with many important international conferences and big cultural festivals taking place. Starting dramatically at the end of September is the Reykjavík International Film Festival, which highlights independent filmmaking and showcases the work of up-and-coming filmmakers. Fans of peace, love and John Lennon won’t want to miss Yoko Ono’s annual Imagine Peace Tower ceremony in October, where she invites residents and visitors to join her for the illumination of a super-beam of light on Viðey Island in celebration of both John Lennon’s vision of peace and his birthday. In late October/early November you can experience the country’s crowning music event – Iceland Airwaves, which regularly draws top performers, countless festivalgoers and media attention from around the globe.