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Jul 2019

Dieter Roth The houses in Seyðisfjörður

17. Jun - 1. Sep
Art show in Angró, Seyðisfjörður Houses in Seyðisfjörður the winter 1988 and summer 1995. Over 800 pictures of every house in Seyðisfjörður Open Friday - Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

Hengifoss Hike with a Ranger

23.-29. Jul
Rangers at Vatnajökull National Park offer educational hikes up to Hengifoss all Mondays in July. We will hike to Hengifoss with stops (one way), the hike up takes approximately 1 hour. The educational emphasis will be on the geology and the history of Hengifoss. Snæfellsstofa will have free coffee after the hike for participants. The hikes start at 10 am at the parking lot at Hengifoss – we look forward to seeing you. Best regards rangers in Snæfellsstofa, +354 4700840 https://www.vatnajokulsthjodgardur.is/en

I am dying - Egilsstaðir

1. Jul - 31. Aug
On the top floor in Sláturhúsið will you find the exhibition I am dying. This is a private show with one of the most respect Icelandic artist. The show is open from Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 til 17:00

Sunnifa - Egilsstaðir

1. Jul - 31. Aug
On the ground floor in Sláturhúsið is the show Sunnifa. The show is about Sunneva Jónsdóttir and a criminal case. Sunneva lived in 18 century. The show is open from Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 til 17:00

Children time with a Ranger - Snæfellsstofa

1. Jul - 12. Aug
45 minutes with a Ranger in Snæfellsstofa. Education about nature. Free entry

Rolling Snowball - Djúpivogur

13. Jul - 25. Aug
Rolling snowball is an international visual art exhibition which presents works by contemporary artists. Rolling Snowball, Djúpivogur brings together artists working across the full spectrum of disciplines, including drawing, photography, painting, sculpture and video.

Concerts with Jónas Sigurðsson - Borgarfjörður Eystri

23.-24. Jul
Concerts with the musician Jónas Sigurðsson. He will play songs from one album at each concert. Sunday 21. July: Þar sem malbikið svífur mun ég dansa Monday 22. July: Allt er eitthvað Tuesday 23. July: Þar sem himin ber við haf Wednesday 24. July: Milda hjartað Ticket: All the concerts. 10.000.- Ticket: One concert. 3.500.-

The children play Litla Hafmeyjan (Small Mermaid) - Reyðarfjörður

23. Jul
The small Mermaid swims to Reyðarfjörður Children play next to the campsite in Reyðarfjörður. The play is in Icelandic.

Bræðslan music festival - Borgarfjörður Eystri

24.-28. Jul
In Borgarfjörður Eystri, a small fishing hamlet of only 130 people, Bræðslan music festival is held every year. They only sell 800 tickets. It’s held in an old fishing factory. In the past, big names like Of Monsters And Men, Mammút, Belle & Sebastian, Emiliana Torrini, and Damien Rice have played this exclusive festival. Prepare for an experience you’ll be talking about for the rest of your life.

Dea Sonans / Latin & Melodic Chamber Jazz - Seyðisfjörður

24. Jul
Dea Sonans is a quartet formed by four women in 2018. The program consists mostly of originals by its members and the occasional cover. Their music can be described as reaching from latin to melodic chamber jazz, both lyrical and accessible, instrumental and sung. Alexandra Kjeld, bass and vocals Rósa Guðrún Sveinsdóttir, saxophone / transverse and vocals Sigrún Kristbjörg Jónsdóttir, trumpet / violin / percussion and song Sunna Gunnlaugsdóttir, piano

French Days in Fáskrúðsfjörður

25.-28. Jul
This pleasant three-day festival, a special connection for Fáskrúðsfjörður of France and French seamen being earlier centuries mentioned in various ways. Locals and visitors have a good time, as well as representatives from the French town of Gravelines friends join in the celebrations.

Hera - Tónleikar - Hótel Framtíð - Djúpavogi

25. Jul
The Musician Hera will play new and old songs Tickets on: https://tix.is/is/event/8413/hera-tonleikar/ Concerts start. 20.30 Here can you follow her journey www.instagram.com/herasings Fimmtudaginn 18. Júlí - Skyrgerðin - Hveragerði Fimmtudaginn 25. Júlí - Hótel Framtíð - Djúpavogi Föstudaginn 26. Júlí - Beituskúrnum - Neskaupsstað Tónleikar hefjast kl. 20.30 Hægt er að fylgjast ferðalaginu á www.instagram.com/herasings

Hera - Consert in Beituskúrinn - Neskaupsstað

26. Jul
The Musician Hera will play new and old songs Tickets on: https://tix.is/is/event/8413/hera-tonleikar/ Concerts start. 20.30 Here can you follow her journey www.instagram.com/herasings

Swiming in Urriðavatn - Egilsstaðir

27. Jul
Swimming over Urriðavatn near Vök Baths You register on netskraning.is/urridavatnssund

Aldís Fjóla / Ballroom & Electro-Pop - Seyðisfjörður

31. Jul
Aldís Fjóla is a musician from Borgarfjörður Eystri. She has performed widely in her music career and has appeared in concerts around the country. Last year, Aldís Fjóla started working with Stefán Örn Gunnlaugsson and she is now working on her first solo album with her own material. Aldís Fjóla's music ranges from quiet ballroom to electro-pop. At the concert in the Blue Church, Aldís Fjóla and his band will play their own material mixed with some of her favorite songs. Spotify: Aldís Fjóla Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aldisfjola/ Instagram: aldisfjolamusic Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aldisin43

Aug 2019

Dieter Roth The houses in Seyðisfjörður

17. Jun - 1. Sep
Art show in Angró, Seyðisfjörður Houses in Seyðisfjörður the winter 1988 and summer 1995. Over 800 pictures of every house in Seyðisfjörður Open Friday - Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

I am dying - Egilsstaðir

1. Jul - 31. Aug
On the top floor in Sláturhúsið will you find the exhibition I am dying. This is a private show with one of the most respect Icelandic artist. The show is open from Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 til 17:00

Sunnifa - Egilsstaðir

1. Jul - 31. Aug
On the ground floor in Sláturhúsið is the show Sunnifa. The show is about Sunneva Jónsdóttir and a criminal case. Sunneva lived in 18 century. The show is open from Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 til 17:00

Children time with a Ranger - Snæfellsstofa

1. Jul - 12. Aug
45 minutes with a Ranger in Snæfellsstofa. Education about nature. Free entry

Rolling Snowball - Djúpivogur

13. Jul - 25. Aug
Rolling snowball is an international visual art exhibition which presents works by contemporary artists. Rolling Snowball, Djúpivogur brings together artists working across the full spectrum of disciplines, including drawing, photography, painting, sculpture and video.

Neistaflug Festival - Neskaupstaður

1.- 5. Aug
NEISTAFLUG FESTIVAL FANTASTIC FAMILY FUN 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 neighborhood 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 have been divided into colors. People decorate their house in that color and finally themselves before setting of for the parade. 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 bon fire and a sing-a-long in front of the Neskaupstaður elementary finally a firework display on Sunday night. Check out the latest information at the festival website.

Bardsnes off road run - Neskaupstaður

3. Aug
The Bardsnes off road run is an annual 27 km adventure race in East-Iceland, held in and around the town of Neskaupstadur the first Saturday in August. In Iceland, the first weekend of August is "Verslunarmannahelgi" or, loosely translated, "service worker's weekend" during which many outdoor festivities are held in Iceland. One of these "fiestas" is held in the town of Neskaupstadur where the race ends (check out the route on the map) and the townspeople greet every runner when he or she crosses the finishing line. The Bardsnes run is categorized as for everyone that is "relatively" fit, but it must be pointed out that parts of the route can be very difficult, especially for the unseasoned runner and for people not used to walking in rocky mountain landscape. The run starts at the Bardsnes farm on the cape of Bardsnes. From there the runners race through the fjords of Vidfjordur, Hellisfjordur and Nordfjordur, finishing in down town Neskaupstadur. If you are not up to the whole 27 km race you can participate in a shorter run which spans the latter half of the Bardsnes run. This circa 13 km run starts hence in Hellisfjordur and ends in Neskaupstadur. The ideal run for beginners.

Hlín Péturs Behrens Sopran & Ögmundur Þór Guitar / Songs, old an - Seyðisfjörður

7. Aug
Hlín Pétursdóttir Behrens soprano studied singing at Tónlistarskóli Reykjavíkur and graduated as a solo singer in 1992. She then studied at the Opera Academy of the Music College in Hamburg and completed her studies as a singer in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France for 10 years. Ögmundur Þór Jóhannesson started learning classical guitar when he was 10. From 2000 to 2002, he studied classical guitar in Barcelona under the tutelage of Amaesson Amadou, Ricardo Jesus Gallen and Alex Garob Sadalo. In June 2008, Ogmundur graduated from Salzburg Mozarteum University of Music under the instruction of Marco Diaz Tamayo. Program Fairest Isle If love´s a sweet passion I will give my love an apple Sailor-boy Master Kilby The Soldier and the Sailor Bonny at Morn The Shooting of his Dear Lachrimae Pavan Come Again O you whom I often Landið mitt Sumarnótt Með sól í hjarta Skjaldborg Náttsöngur Bachiana Brasileira no. 5 Prelude no. 1 Prelude no. 2 Canciones antiguas Anta jaleo Las morillas de Jaèn Sevillanas de siglo XVIII Los pelegrinitos Los reyes de la baraja

Tour de Ormurinn - Egilsstaðir

10. Aug
Cycling competition around lake Lagarfljót. The competition starts and ends in Egilsstaðir. The cycling trails are 68 km and 100 km.

Town Festival Útsæðið - Eskifjörður

16.-18. Aug
Town festival in Eskifjörður.

Hellisbúinn (Cave man) - Eskifirði

16. Aug
The play Caveman in Icelandic

The Raven's Kiss | Opera - Seyðisfjörður

23. Aug
Raven's Kiss is an opera after Þorvald Davíð Kristinsson and Evan Fein. This is the Premier of the opera.

The Raven's Kiss | Opera - Seyðisfjörður

24. Aug
Raven's Kiss is an opera after Þorvald Davíð Kristinsson and Evan Fein. This is the Premier of the opera. The opera is in English.

Sep 2019

Dieter Roth The houses in Seyðisfjörður

17. Jun - 1. Sep
Art show in Angró, Seyðisfjörður Houses in Seyðisfjörður the winter 1988 and summer 1995. Over 800 pictures of every house in Seyðisfjörður Open Friday - Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

Oct 2019

Ljúfir tónar - Egilsstaðir

25. Oct
I will have a concert at Tehúsið Hostel in Egilsstaðir, Iceland, Friday July 25th at 21:00 o´clock. It will be a cozy evening with some well chosen song from my collection and with few Icelandic traditional songs. Concert starts at 21:00 Door 2000 ISK (Tickets buy in advance online comes later) I am a singer songwriter and I live now in Norway where I am working on my music. In October, November I will travel around Iceland and play on well chosen places. I have played and performed all around Iceland, in Europe and in the US. I studied at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles where I finished my degree of Associate in Art and Performance, 2013. I published my first Ep 2013, Jónína Aradóttir, and my first full album in fall 2017, Remember. You can listen to my music online for Free. www.joninamusic.com Spotify Soundcloud Check my Instagram: JoninaAra

Days of Darkness

30. Oct - 3. Nov
Iceland’s endless bright summer days inevitably bring the opposite: short, dark winter days. Instead of hibernating, the folks out East celebrate the change in seasons and welcome the darkness with the Days of Darkness Festival.

Nov 2019

Days of Darkness

30. Oct - 3. Nov
Iceland’s endless bright summer days inevitably bring the opposite: short, dark winter days. Instead of hibernating, the folks out East celebrate the change in seasons and welcome the darkness with the Days of Darkness Festival.

Austurland

Towns & Villages

Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur