Festivals and events

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Vinter Lights Festival (February)

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

Book and Movie Festival (Marsch)

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.

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 (from 18. - 23. 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 (20. 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 (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 (14.-17. June)

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.

The Christmas Village (market) (November/December)

The Christmas Village in downtown Hafnarfjörður will start on the last weekend in November and will stay open every weekend until Christmas. A feast of sights and sounds, the Christmas Village offers live entertainment on every day it opens, and of course sells beautiful handcrafted items in the quaint village of Christmas houses. Don't forget to try some of the homemade Icelandic delicacies!

Here you can see a video of the Christmas Village: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTVfPAnfv4U



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