Festivals and events

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Vinter Lights Festival (6.-9. February)

Held in February. The festival celebrates both the winter world and the growing light after a long period of darkness.

Design March (March)

Iceland´s most important annual design festivals, covering all fields of design –including architecture, graphic design, fashion, furniture and product

Bright Days (22 - 26. April)

A cultural festival based on active participation of the whole society in Hafnarfjörður. Music, art , design, crafts, games, nature, culture and relics play a vital role.

First Day of Summer (23rd of April)

A cultural festival based on active participation of the whole society in Hafnarfjörður. Music, art , design, crafts, games, nature, culture and relics play a vital role.

Festival of the Sea (7th of June)

Annual festivities on the first Sunday in June.This is an event honouring the sea and fishery in Iceland, with a diverse programme of events from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon.

The Viking Festival at Víðistaðatún (16 - 21. June 2020)

Welcome to the Vikingmarket in Hafnarfjörður, it will be held at Víðistaðatún in Hafnarfjörður. The Market is held by the Viking Re-enactment group Rimmugýgur. At the market area you can find viking re-enactment fights, viking games, story tellers, archery, viking handcraft, market area and viking school for children, there will be food and drink for sale at the market. ADMITTANCE IS FREE all days the market is open. The Viking Festival has been around the 17th of June the last 20 years. It has through the years been held with Fjörukráin - The Viking Village but has been held at Víðistaðatún three times where the first festival was held in 1995.

Book and Movie Festival (October)

A culturefest with a focus on books and movies and creative projects with the participation of schools and museums, the library and The Centre of culture and Fine Art in Hafnarfjörður.

The Christmas Village (market) (29th of November until 23rd of December 2019)

In the weeks before Christmas, the Hafnarfjörður centre is transformed into a winter wonderland, with Christmas music, Icelandic Yule Lads, horse-drawn carriage rides, and snacks and hot drinks. A feast of sights and sounds, the Christmas Village in Hafnarfjörður offers live entertainment, visits from the Icelandic Yule Lads, horse-drawn carriage rides and quaint village of Christmas houses selling everything from Icelandic design and craft to snacks and hot drinks. And don't forget to try some of the homemade Icelandic delicacies. Just take bus number 1 from down town Reykjavík for about 20 minutes to Hafnarfjörður and you are there!

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