Events and City Festivals

Reykjavík City hosts multiple events and festivals throughout the year. The City has also contributed and provided support for various festivals over the years, notably through the City Festival Fund. Without a doubt, the highlight of event hosting in Reykjavík is Culture Night in August. This is a city center festival in its truest sense and draws a wide range of people.


Mysterious darkness, frost, and pristine snowdrifts. Reykjavík Winter City is unquestionably an enchanting place. It's important to brighten the darkest days with various events and festivals.


As the days get longer and the grass starts to sprout, cultural life in the city thrives. This is a great time to go out and do something fun, with a wide range of festivals like the Children's Culture Festival and DesignMarch providing plenty for you and yours to do.


The summer is perfect for a leisurely urban tour in Reykjavík. The summer city bustles with life, offering a wealth of events and performances in all neighborhoods. The hub of daily life is found in the city center, with all its shops, eateries, and art galleries. The city's birthday, Culture Night in late August, concludes the artistic summer.


As the days shorten and the leaves fall, it's ideal to seize the opportunity and surprise yourself with novelties from the world of music and cinema. Theater life comes alive in the fall, and the countdown to the Christmas “book flood” begins.

City Festivals

Reykjavík City supports cultural festivals in the city with a three-year partnership agreement. The Reykjavík City Culture, Sports & Leisure Council calls for applications.

The festivals that become city festivals receive financial contribution and a three-year partnership with the City.

The goal of the collaboration is to support community, development, and the operational foundation of festivals in Reykjavík. Promote international connections, positive effects on tourism, and the image of Reykjavík.