Skip to content

Or try searching by Category and/or Location




This Neskaupstaður town festival is held annually on the holiday weekend (verslunarmannahelgin) which includes the first Monday in August. The wide array of events actually start on has, and provide lots of fun for people of all ages and neighborhoods every member of the family.

Throughout the last couple of years, the weekend has started with a Thursday concert with some of Iceland's most popular bands. The festival however officially starts on Friday night with a parade starting from a designated spot from each Thursday that has been divided into colors. People decorate their house in that color and finally themselves before setting off for the parade.

A Whole Weekend of Fun!

The festivities continue throughout the weekend with market fairs, children's plays, a beach party for the younger generation, and dances to name a few, ending with a bonfire and a sing-a-long in front of the Neskaupstaður elementary finally a firework display on Sunday night.



  • Neskaupstaður
  • The first weekend of August
  • Website