Iceland’s best music festivals
Dark Music Days
Held during the darkest time of the year and founded by the Society of Icelandic Composers in 1980 as a forum for progressive and experimental music.
Founded in Barcelona in 1994. Since then, Sónar has held more than 50 festivals around the world, including in Iceland.
I Never Went South
Free rock music festival that is held in the small fishing village of Isafjordur in the West Fjords.
This new music festival has a focus on sustainability and connecting people with nature.
In contrast to Dark Music Days, the Secret Solstice electronic music festival takes place during the longest days of the year.
Housed in an old fish factory in southeastern Iceland, with a focus on contemporary Icelandic music.
This outdoor festival on Vestmannaeyjar is held over a long weekend in August when most Icelanders have time off and can party in style.
Iceland’s most important festival of homegrown music, which attracts big names while also showcasing new and exciting rock and pop bands. Don’t miss their off-venue program, with hundreds of bands playing all around the city everywhere from cafés to cellars.
Published: December 23, 2015