Children's Culture Festival - About the festival

Guiding principles

The guiding principles of the Festival are quality, diversity, equality, and easy access to children's culture, with and for children.

About the Children's Culture Festival

The Children's Culture Festival in Reykjavík takes place every April.

The Festival takes place all over Reykjavík, with various events at primary schools, preschools, recreation centers, cultural institutions, art schools, and more. The Children's Culture Festival covers all art forms for children and their families. Admission to all events is free.

The Children's Culture Festival is one of the Reykjavík's main participation events. The Festival is organized by Reykjavík City's event department and the Children's Culture Project Manager.

Project managers:

  • Eva Halldóra Guðmundsdóttir, Project Manager for Children's Culture
  • Björg Jónsdóttir, Event Project Manager
  • Guðmundur Birgir Halldórsson, Event Project Manager
  • Aðalheiður Santos Sveinsdóttir, Event Project Manager
  • Védís Guðmundsdóttir, Web Projects Manager

Children's Culture Festival Representative Council:

Representatives from the Department of Culture & Sports:

  • Ingibjörg Ösp Óttarsdóttir, Project Manager for Children's and Youth Work at the City Library
  • Jón Páll Björnsson, Project Manager for Education at the City Museum
  • Ariana Katrín Katrínardóttir, Project Manager for Education at the Reykjavík Art Museum

Department of Education and Youth representatives:

  • Harpa Þorvaldsdóttir, Project Manager at the Primary School Office of SFS on behalf of primary schools
  • Guðrún Kaldal, Managing Director of Tjörninn on behalf of after-school programs
  • Kristín Petrína, Preschool Director at Ævintýraborg on Eggertsgata, on behalf of preschools

Reykjavík Youth Council representatives:

  • Snæ Humadóttir
  • Karen Hrannarsdóttir

Reykjavík City’s Event Team

Reykjavík City Hall, Tjarnargata 11 | 101 Reykjavík | Phone: 411 6000 | Facebook

For media

We assist members of the media who are looking to cover the festival and can offer suggestions for events that might be a good fit for each outlet. For further information, visual materials, and interviews, please contact Hulda Gunnarsdóttir at