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Of Elves and Men

Bræðslan Music Festival is held yearly in an old abandoned fish factory in Borgarfjörður Eystri. The festival takes place at the same time every year, the last weekend of July.

Bræðslan plays a big part in everyday life of locals in Borgarfjörður, and local businesses can see big profits from the festival week. The festival's main event is the official Bræðslan concert which takes part on the Saturday evening of the weekend. Throughout the week leading up to the concert and during the weekend, several Off-Venue events pop up all around town with various artists playing in different locations. 

No one should visit East Iceland without at least stopping for a few hours in Borgarfjörður Eystri - and if you can, try planning your trip here while this unique festival is taking place. If you're lucky, you might even get to dance with the Elves!


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  • The last weekend of July
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