The 101 Event Calendar

About Iceland

Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe with an average of three inhabitants per square km. Iceland is a refreshingly unconventional destination. The Icelandic nature is unspoiled, exotic and mystical with its spouting geysers, active volcanoes, tumbling waterfalls, towering mountains, vast lava plains and magical lakes. Iceland's fjords, glaciers and highland plains present visitors with some of the most beautiful and enchanting places they will ever see, as well as a rare feeling of utter tranquility.

September 2017

Reykjavík International Film Festival 28 September - 8 October 2016

Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) takes place every year in late September for eleven days and shows a wide range of dramas and non-fiction films from over 40 countries. The festival highlights independent film making from all over the world with an emphasis on up-and-coming filmmakers.

RIFF’s reputation has spread over the years and the number of international guests has multiplied making the festival one of the best-kept secrets of the film festival circuit. See further information:

October 2017

Relighting the Imagine Peace Tower 9 October 2016

The Illumination of Yoko Ono‘s Imagine Peace Tower will take place dur­ing a peaceful ceremony on John Lennon‘s birt­hday, the 9th of October.

Yoko Ono invites guests a free boat trip to att­end the ceremony on Viðey Island.

November 2017

Iceland Airwaves festival 1 - 5 of November 2015.

Iceland Airwaves is a critically acclaimed international music festival showcasing the hottest new international bands and the best up-and-coming Icelandic artists.

The event started out as a one-off gig in an air plane hangar back in 1999, with only 5 bands performing, but it's now has established itself as one of the hippest events on the international music festival calendar, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world, who come in search of some fresh audio dynamite and an adventure at edge of the Arctic Circle.

The annual event of lighting the Oslo Christmas tree will take place at Austurvöllur 27 th of November.

Celebrate the start of Christmas and take part in a time-honored Reykjavik tradition, with the lighting of the Oslo Christmas tree at Austurvöllur Square.

The festivities start with a Christmas concert followed by a wonderful performance by Icelandic musicians singing a number of beautiful Icelandic Christmas carols.