The best week of the year is ahead of us! In almost exactly one month, Reykjavík once more hosts one of the most vibrant and thrilling music festivals worldwide. This year’s lineup of Iceland Airwaves is again huuuuge in quality and quantity with more than 200 artists and bands from Iceland and abroad, a schedule covering five days at 14 official venues all over downtown Reykjavík and a yet to be released off venue schedule. We don’t want you to get lost in possibilities so here are our Airwaves ’16 staff picks, boiling hot like a hot dog from Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur!
A small, remote town in the middle of nowhere. There’s a museum on local and natural history and a school. There’s even a small hospital and of course, there is fishery. Everyone knows each other, it’s quiet and tranquil all year round. Except a few days when hordes of metalheads invade to celebrate a feast […]
The summer in Iceland is not very hot but the days are endless. Particularly in June, when it stays bright for 24 hours. What could be better than to enjoy good live music during those magical days? The Secret Solstice Festival is being held since 2014. With a mix of established international artists as well […]
The festival summer comes closer quickly! And right before it’s time again for all of us to hang around on filthy camping grounds and dance into the night in front of the stages of this country, we’ll tell you where you can do all this to the music of which Icelandic band.
Two weeks to go, then there will be another reason to return to Iceland finally. It’s not that Iceland wouldn’t already be a reason for itself of course. You can go there anytime. But in terms of music, the first huge and popular music festival is right ahead: Sónar Reykjavík!
It might be around 2.30am. Outside the wind stirs up Reykjavík’s city pond Tjörnin. Raindrops hit the windows of Iðno, one of Reykjavíks most scenic, historic buildings, almost 120 years of age. The room I’m in is a beautiful, old one with high ceiling and a chandelier. The ground is of creaking floorboards. You can celebrate family […]