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.

April 2017

Icaland Writers Retreat 5-9 April

The third annual Iceland Writers Retreat will feature small workshops and panels by reknowned authors, focusing on the art and craft of writing. Through exclusive trips and talks by local writers, it will also introduce participants to Iceland’s rich literary tradition. Between sessions, we’ll offer you time to find inspiration and write in an unforgettable setting as well as show you some of Iceland’s natural and cultural sites. http://www.icelandwritersretreat.com

Eve Online Fan Fest 6-8 April

EVE Fanfest brings players and developers together for three incredible days in Reykjavik, Iceland. The greatest community event in gaming will celebrate its 12th year with amazing presentations, tournaments, parties and player camaraderie. Treat yourself to the one-of-a-kind gathering, vacation and experience of EVE Fanfest. https://fanfest.eveonline.com/

Tectonics Reykjavík 14 -15 April

Founded in 2012 in Iceland, Tectonics is a Music Festival proudly presented by Iceland Symphony Orchestra and curated by Ilan Volkov. The fifth edition of Tectonics Reykjavík Festival will take place at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík on April 14-15, 2016, as well as in other parts of the world including Adelaide Festival with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Oslo with Oslo Philharmonic and with Only Connect Festival. http://www.tectonicsfestival.com

Reykjavík Children’s Culture Festival 25-30 April

The Reykjavík Children’s Culture Festival was launched in 2010 and is already a huge success. Dedicated exclusively to children and young people in Reykjavík up to the age of 16, this annual festival strives to introduce the youth to a wide range of art disciplines through the medium of workshops and performances.The unique aspect of this festival, and that which sets it apart, is that it places an emphasis on participation, focusing particularly on the child as an artist. During the festival there will be a variety of activities for children, including theatre workshops, circus, visual arts, storytelling, music, film, puppetry and dance activities, with many kindergartens, primary schools, music and art schools, libraries, museums, theatres and other cultural institutions taking part. http://visitreykjavik.is/reykjavik-childrens-culture-festival

May 2017

Icelandic Festival of Electronic Arts 25 - 28 May

Raflost is a festival of electronic arts and media in Reykjavik, Iceland. The festival brings together artists of various art forms, music, visual arts, dance, science, hackers, media art, students etc. for exploring art technology in today’s maker culture. The RAFLOST festival is aiming to stimulate the Reykjavik electronic art scene, students of the Art Academy, the DIY computer and electronics hacker community and experimental organisations like S.L.Á.T.U.R. and LornaLab. Also, international artists and students have participated in the festival from the beginning, creating a valuable link for global/local developments. http://www.raflost.is/about/

Reykjavik Art Festival 13. May - 7. June 2017

Reykjavik Arts Festival is an annual multidisciplinary festival with a special focus on new commissions and the creative intersection of the arts. Every year it presents, to the widest possible audience, exhibitions and performances of contemporary and classical works in major cultural venues and unconventional spaces throughout the city. http://en.listahatid.is/