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Week 7

Winter running - Egilsstaðir

27. Oct - 30. Mar
Last Saturday each month will be outdoor running in Egilsstaðir. It is a 10 km run and starts in the gymnasium in Egilsstaðir

Hvít sól - Seyðisfjörður

12. Nov - 3. Mar
The artist group IYFAC (Inspirational Young Female Artist Club) have for the past months researched time as a concept and experience, as well as the connection that humans have with the sun. We who live in the northern hemisphere are used to the changing daylight in summer and winter. Here, the sun may not be a reliable source for telling the time, but it still takes us gently through the seasons of extreme light and darkness. If we would make our own solar clock, what would it look like and what would it measure? Our existence is interwoven time. Up to a certain degree, the sense of time is built into the consciousness of human beings. From a very young age we are trained to understand chronology and are required to learn to tell time, but our everyday life is a mixture of subjective and objective sensing of time. The sun has a key role in this interplay. The position of the sun tells us how time passes. It is quite common to find natural reference points in towns and villages, such as certain mountain tops or stone formations, that are used as solar clocks. The exhibition White sun opens in wintertime while the sun rises too low to be able to reach the town in its valley, making it difficult to tell the time of the day by referring to the sun. The IYFAC group therefore brought symbolically preserved “suns” from high summer with them, in order to build another solar clock for the winter. The whole gallery space is transformed into a big installation in which the oversized sunflags play the key role. The flags hang side by side down from the ceiling and form a kind of solar path for the viewers. A part of the installation is an audio piece, which interprets the solar cycle, composed by Daníel Helgason. While moving around the space the viewer is offered an experience of time that differs from the everyday. The real sun, the earth’s life giver, has stopped being the reference point and has been replaced by manmade suns, providing an alternative sensual way of measuring time in a place where the seasonal light conditions would otherwise make this impossible. White Sun is ongoing until March 3, 2019. Kv. Tinna

Tuesday hikes - Egilsstaðir

13. Nov - 12. Mar
Every Tuesday this winter there will be hikes from Egilsstaðir. Meeting point is at the car parking at the campsite.

Lisa M. Stybor – Flow of time - Seyðisfjörður

22. Feb
Lisa M. Stybor (DE), with Lísa Leónharðsdóttir (IS) / Anna Raabe (DE) / Max Richter (DE) Open Studio on February 22, 17:00 – 20:00, Skaftfell 3rd floor, Austurvegur 42. One of Skaftfell’s current artists-in-residence, Lisa M. Stybor, will host an Open Studio and present work in progress in the artist apartment on Skaftfell's top floor (enter through gallery entrance). Lisa M. Stybor was born in 1953 and grew up in Aachen. She has been coming to Iceland for 20 years to study atmospheres, earth, sea, and fire. Today she focuses on time. Against the linearity of time she sets simultaneity. She has developed parallel different work cycles for more than 20 years. Recently she has adopted four different artist names, along with their own biographies and ways of expression. These alter egos are Lísa Leónharðsdóttir, Anna Raabe, and Max Richter. Lísa Leónharðsdóttir grew up in Iceland and has spent all her artistic life working about nature. She dedicates herself to diversity and beauty, atmospheres and intermediate areas, the dark and mysterious as well as the delicate and dissolving spheres. In a way, her 18 x 26 cm acrylic paintings are realistic and abstract at the same time: Realistic as Leónharðsdóttir analyzes the real color tones, and abstract as she relates each form to the horizon line. Here in Skaftfell she shows sketches of her most recent work. Anna Raabe is an artist from Berlin. She works with the landscape as a space of memory. Her topic is pain – both as a suffering that man has inflicted on himself, and as a hardship which he is at the mercy of. Her last major project was a journey through eastern Turkey following the traces of the Armenian genocide. Here in this exhibition drawings are shown which correspond to the earthquake in L‘Aquila, Italy (2009). Max Richter is a still very young painter from North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. He deals with dynamics and rhythm, with dissolution and transformation. The subject of the pictures shown is the element of water as an ever-changing phenomenon.

GREASE Sing-a-long - Eskifjörður

23. Feb
Woman evening in Valhöll *GREASE SING-A-LONG Cinema! *SKEMMTUN *PUB-QUIZ in Icelandic about the movie *Price for the best costume! The house open at 19:00, The movie starts 20:00!!! Price for those who come in costume: 1000kr Price for those who come not in costume: 1500kr!

Week 8

Winter running - Egilsstaðir

27. Oct - 30. Mar
Last Saturday each month will be outdoor running in Egilsstaðir. It is a 10 km run and starts in the gymnasium in Egilsstaðir

Hvít sól - Seyðisfjörður

12. Nov - 3. Mar
The artist group IYFAC (Inspirational Young Female Artist Club) have for the past months researched time as a concept and experience, as well as the connection that humans have with the sun. We who live in the northern hemisphere are used to the changing daylight in summer and winter. Here, the sun may not be a reliable source for telling the time, but it still takes us gently through the seasons of extreme light and darkness. If we would make our own solar clock, what would it look like and what would it measure? Our existence is interwoven time. Up to a certain degree, the sense of time is built into the consciousness of human beings. From a very young age we are trained to understand chronology and are required to learn to tell time, but our everyday life is a mixture of subjective and objective sensing of time. The sun has a key role in this interplay. The position of the sun tells us how time passes. It is quite common to find natural reference points in towns and villages, such as certain mountain tops or stone formations, that are used as solar clocks. The exhibition White sun opens in wintertime while the sun rises too low to be able to reach the town in its valley, making it difficult to tell the time of the day by referring to the sun. The IYFAC group therefore brought symbolically preserved “suns” from high summer with them, in order to build another solar clock for the winter. The whole gallery space is transformed into a big installation in which the oversized sunflags play the key role. The flags hang side by side down from the ceiling and form a kind of solar path for the viewers. A part of the installation is an audio piece, which interprets the solar cycle, composed by Daníel Helgason. While moving around the space the viewer is offered an experience of time that differs from the everyday. The real sun, the earth’s life giver, has stopped being the reference point and has been replaced by manmade suns, providing an alternative sensual way of measuring time in a place where the seasonal light conditions would otherwise make this impossible. White Sun is ongoing until March 3, 2019. Kv. Tinna

Tuesday hikes - Egilsstaðir

13. Nov - 12. Mar
Every Tuesday this winter there will be hikes from Egilsstaðir. Meeting point is at the car parking at the campsite.

The fire at the old hospital at Brekka in 1944

24. Feb
We are open on Sunday 24th February with a special lecture on the fire at the old hospital at Brekka in 1944 - the lecture is in Icelandic / free admission. The cafe is open at the same time and offers special "konudagur" cake buffet.

30 years birthday of the beer - Egilsstaðir

1. Mar
30 years birthday of the beer will be celebrated in TE Húsið. Starts at 15:00 and ends at 01:00 In the evening will the musician Einar Ágúst come and play

30 years birthday of the beer - Egilsstaðir

1. Mar
30 years birthday of the beer will be celebrated in Askur Taproom. Starts 19:00 and ends 03:00

Sandhólatindur (Mountain skiing and hiking tour) - Seyðisfjörður

2. Mar
Mt Sandhólatindur is the highest mountain near Seyðisfjörður. Height: 1.154 m Elevation: 1.120 m Hiking distance: 9-10 km Hiking time: 6-8 klst. (hiking up 3-4 klst) Start of the hike: From Háubakkar (30 m) Price: 2.500,-

Aron Can - Egilsstaðir

2. Mar
The rapper Aron Can play in Feiti Fíllinn, Valaskjálf from 23:00 - 03:00

Week 9

Winter running - Egilsstaðir

27. Oct - 30. Mar
Last Saturday each month will be outdoor running in Egilsstaðir. It is a 10 km run and starts in the gymnasium in Egilsstaðir

Hvít sól - Seyðisfjörður

12. Nov - 3. Mar
The artist group IYFAC (Inspirational Young Female Artist Club) have for the past months researched time as a concept and experience, as well as the connection that humans have with the sun. We who live in the northern hemisphere are used to the changing daylight in summer and winter. Here, the sun may not be a reliable source for telling the time, but it still takes us gently through the seasons of extreme light and darkness. If we would make our own solar clock, what would it look like and what would it measure? Our existence is interwoven time. Up to a certain degree, the sense of time is built into the consciousness of human beings. From a very young age we are trained to understand chronology and are required to learn to tell time, but our everyday life is a mixture of subjective and objective sensing of time. The sun has a key role in this interplay. The position of the sun tells us how time passes. It is quite common to find natural reference points in towns and villages, such as certain mountain tops or stone formations, that are used as solar clocks. The exhibition White sun opens in wintertime while the sun rises too low to be able to reach the town in its valley, making it difficult to tell the time of the day by referring to the sun. The IYFAC group therefore brought symbolically preserved “suns” from high summer with them, in order to build another solar clock for the winter. The whole gallery space is transformed into a big installation in which the oversized sunflags play the key role. The flags hang side by side down from the ceiling and form a kind of solar path for the viewers. A part of the installation is an audio piece, which interprets the solar cycle, composed by Daníel Helgason. While moving around the space the viewer is offered an experience of time that differs from the everyday. The real sun, the earth’s life giver, has stopped being the reference point and has been replaced by manmade suns, providing an alternative sensual way of measuring time in a place where the seasonal light conditions would otherwise make this impossible. White Sun is ongoing until March 3, 2019. Kv. Tinna

Tuesday hikes - Egilsstaðir

13. Nov - 12. Mar
Every Tuesday this winter there will be hikes from Egilsstaðir. Meeting point is at the car parking at the campsite.

Hellisbúinn in Seyðisfjörður

3. Mar
Play in Icelandic

Week 10

Winter running - Egilsstaðir

27. Oct - 30. Mar
Last Saturday each month will be outdoor running in Egilsstaðir. It is a 10 km run and starts in the gymnasium in Egilsstaðir

Tuesday hikes - Egilsstaðir

13. Nov - 12. Mar
Every Tuesday this winter there will be hikes from Egilsstaðir. Meeting point is at the car parking at the campsite.

Week 11

Winter running - Egilsstaðir

27. Oct - 30. Mar
Last Saturday each month will be outdoor running in Egilsstaðir. It is a 10 km run and starts in the gymnasium in Egilsstaðir

Week 12

Winter running - Egilsstaðir

27. Oct - 30. Mar
Last Saturday each month will be outdoor running in Egilsstaðir. It is a 10 km run and starts in the gymnasium in Egilsstaðir

Vorgáski - Eskifjörður

30. Mar
Symphony Orchestra Austurlands Will play classical masterpiece that everybody knows. Price 3.000 ISK

Week 13

Vorgáski - Egilsstaðir

31. Mar
Symphony Orchestra Austurlands Will play classical masterpiece that everybody knows. Price 3.000 ISK

Hike up to Snjótindur - Álftafjörður

6. Apr
Hike up to Mt Snjótindur in Álftafjörður Price: 2.500 kr

Week 15

Festival in the Ski area in Oddskard

18.-22. Apr
Festival over the Eastern in the ski area in Oddskarð. All kinds of events over these days.

Eastern dance 2019 in Valaskjálf - Egilsstaðir

20. Apr
The musicians Stjórnin, Herra Hnetusmjör and Dj Egill Spegill will play in the Eastern dance 2019 in Valaskjálf Egilsstaðir Saturday night 20. Apríl. Tickets in tix.is

Week 16

Festival in the Ski area in Oddskard

18.-22. Apr
Festival over the Eastern in the ski area in Oddskarð. All kinds of events over these days.

Hammond Festival - Djúpivogur

25.-28. Apr
A four-day music festival where the main purpose is to honor and introduce the Hammond pipe. Local artists and well-known artists play their music at the festival. The festival is always held on the first day of summer.

Week 17

Hammond Festival - Djúpivogur

25.-28. Apr
A four-day music festival where the main purpose is to honor and introduce the Hammond pipe. Local artists and well-known artists play their music at the festival. The festival is always held on the first day of summer.

Week 18

Héraðsdætur spring concert - Eskifjörður

11. May
Women's choir Héraðsdætur with a concert in Tónlistarmiðstöð Austurlands

Week 21

Aretha Franklin - Eskifjörður

29. May
Fjarðadætur will play songs after Aretha Franklin

The Seamens‘ Day - Fjarðabyggð

1.- 2. Jun
The sea and its sailors are hugely important to Icelandic culture and each year we celebrate seafaring culture with the Sailors Day. Originating from the traditional Icelandic Sjómannadagur or Seaman’s Day, celebrated on the first Sunday of June, there is also some activity on Saturday. Every ship in Iceland remains in harbor over the weekend and all sailors have the day off to take part in the maritime festivities! You will find festivals in Norfjörður, Eskifjörður, Seyðisfjörður, and Fáskrúðsfjörður.

Street Triathlon in Eskifjörður

1. Jun
Street - Triathlon, held first Saturday in June every year. Held during the Sjómannadagshelgi. The competition is both for children and adults. You can either compete in a team or as an individual. Also possible for families because team for children can include one adult) We swim in a 25 m long swimming pool and run and bike through the village Eskifjörður in East Iceland. SUPER SPRINT (Children and teams) * 400 m. swim * 10 km. bike * 2,5 km. run Super Sprint is for children 7 years old and older. Maximum 1 adult in each team. An adult is 14 years old and older. Price 3000 ISK (50% discount if a parent is also competing. SPRINT (Individuals and teams ) * 750 m. swim * 20 km. bike * 5 km. run Price 4000 ISK OLYMPIC (Individuals and teams) * 1500 m. swim * 40 km. bike * 10 km. run The street triathlon gives all the admission fee to good cause for young people in East Iceland. For further information and/or registration send us an e-mail.

Week 22

The Seamens‘ Day - Fjarðabyggð

1.- 2. Jun
The sea and its sailors are hugely important to Icelandic culture and each year we celebrate seafaring culture with the Sailors Day. Originating from the traditional Icelandic Sjómannadagur or Seaman’s Day, celebrated on the first Sunday of June, there is also some activity on Saturday. Every ship in Iceland remains in harbor over the weekend and all sailors have the day off to take part in the maritime festivities! You will find festivals in Norfjörður, Eskifjörður, Seyðisfjörður, and Fáskrúðsfjörður.

Week 24

Icelandic National Day

17. Jun
An annual holiday in Iceland which commemorates the foundation of the Republic of Iceland on June 17th 1944 and its independence from Danish rule. Today Icelanders celebrate this holiday on a national scale. The celebration traditionally takes the form of a parade through each urban area, with a brass band at the fore and varied events in every town.

FJARÐABYGGÐ HIKING WEEK

22.-28. Jun
FJARÐABYGGÐ HIKING WEEK A WEEK-LONG HIKING FESTIVAL The last week in June which includes two Saturdays is the time to come for Fjarðabyggð Hiking Week. This is one of Iceland's biggest outdoor recreation events, a whole eight days of entertainment and organized activities to suit the entire family. Get on your feet and try it out, enjoying the nature of the East Fjords in all its splendor and variety! The week's programme spans from family walks to historical walks and even to challenges for hiking mountaineers, as well as categories in between. The youngest generation can participate in an outdoor activities course. Evening entertainment is provided every day, including singing, music, and parties. During the eight days of Fjarðabyggð Hiking Week, numerous walks and hikes are offered, varying in length and graded for their difficulty. Scheduled entertainment, such as communal singing, provides a pleasant conclusion to every day. You can either pay for individual events or you can buy a pass that will allow admission to all events. The five mountains are a fun challenge for all participants. Regularly, five mountains are chosen to represent the mountains of Fjarðabyggð in the hiking week and those who climb these mountains during the week get the honorary title Fjarðabyggð Mountain Hiker. For children 15 years old or younger, hiking three of those mountains will suffice to obtain the desirable title. During the hiking week, organizers have offered a school of nature for the youngest participants so that parents can get the opportunity to partake in the walks that are not suitable for small feet.

Week 25

FJARÐABYGGÐ HIKING WEEK

22.-28. Jun
FJARÐABYGGÐ HIKING WEEK A WEEK-LONG HIKING FESTIVAL The last week in June which includes two Saturdays is the time to come for Fjarðabyggð Hiking Week. This is one of Iceland's biggest outdoor recreation events, a whole eight days of entertainment and organized activities to suit the entire family. Get on your feet and try it out, enjoying the nature of the East Fjords in all its splendor and variety! The week's programme spans from family walks to historical walks and even to challenges for hiking mountaineers, as well as categories in between. The youngest generation can participate in an outdoor activities course. Evening entertainment is provided every day, including singing, music, and parties. During the eight days of Fjarðabyggð Hiking Week, numerous walks and hikes are offered, varying in length and graded for their difficulty. Scheduled entertainment, such as communal singing, provides a pleasant conclusion to every day. You can either pay for individual events or you can buy a pass that will allow admission to all events. The five mountains are a fun challenge for all participants. Regularly, five mountains are chosen to represent the mountains of Fjarðabyggð in the hiking week and those who climb these mountains during the week get the honorary title Fjarðabyggð Mountain Hiker. For children 15 years old or younger, hiking three of those mountains will suffice to obtain the desirable title. During the hiking week, organizers have offered a school of nature for the youngest participants so that parents can get the opportunity to partake in the walks that are not suitable for small feet.

Sport festival for people 50+ - Neskaupstaður

28.-30. Jun
Sports festival for people 50+. Annual sports festival for people over 50 years old.

Week 26

Sport festival for people 50+ - Neskaupstaður

28.-30. Jun
Sports festival for people 50+. Annual sports festival for people over 50 years old.

Week 27

Eistnaflug rock festival- Neskaupstaður

10.-13. Jul
Music festival in Neskaupstaður that consists of the friendliest metalheads, rockers and overall party animals that you will ever meet. From indie rock to hardcore rock to black metal, that is what Eistnaflug has to offer and of course a great atmosphere and vibe.

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.

Week 28

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.

Lunga art and music festival - Seyðisfjörður

14.-21. Jul
In the year 2000 LungA Art festival was held for the first time. It’s an intimate art festival where creativity, arts and culture are celebrated with workshops, lectures and events. The festival goes off with a bang in a culmination of exhibitions and concerts that take place over the final weekend. LungA has earned quite the reputation, both locally and internationally, for its great ambiance, good-quality workshops and the fantastic enthusiasm of the participants year on year. Furthermore, the festival has fostered joy, self-knowledge, new lovers, new friends and warm memories to those who come to participate in it. The LungA “family” now consists of both the yearly art festival and the LungA school. These are separately run projects but they share the same name, values and ideology.

Dyrfjallahlaup race - Borgarfjörður Eystri

20. Jul
2018 will be the second time this race around the mountains of Dyrfjöll is held. Dyrfjöll are some of the more majestic mountains in the East. Their name means "Door mountains" and the name comes from the pass that goes right between the mountain ridge, like a door ("Door Mountains Race"). It's certainly worth the visit every day, but for a mountain runner, the Dyrfjallahlaup race is the perfect event to explore the area. The view from the mountain passes on this route does not let anyone down. Elevation is more than 1000 meters so one gets a good view over the area. The route also lies through Stórurð, which consists of gigantic boulders made of tuff, meadows and fresh water ponds. Distance 22.97km Elevation 1087m Highest point 683 m above sea level

Week 29

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.

Lunga art and music festival - Seyðisfjörður

14.-21. Jul
In the year 2000 LungA Art festival was held for the first time. It’s an intimate art festival where creativity, arts and culture are celebrated with workshops, lectures and events. The festival goes off with a bang in a culmination of exhibitions and concerts that take place over the final weekend. LungA has earned quite the reputation, both locally and internationally, for its great ambiance, good-quality workshops and the fantastic enthusiasm of the participants year on year. Furthermore, the festival has fostered joy, self-knowledge, new lovers, new friends and warm memories to those who come to participate in it. The LungA “family” now consists of both the yearly art festival and the LungA school. These are separately run projects but they share the same name, values and ideology.

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.

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.

Week 30

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.

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.

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.

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.

Week 31

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.

Week 32

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.

Week 33

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.

Week 34

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.

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