Arts & Culture

Iceland’s unique nature, closely-knit population, and enterprising spirit have all contributed to a dynamic, original cultural scene. From the ancient sagas to award-winning films, Icelanders are a generally writing, acting, composing, designing, painting, sculpting, and all-round creating bunch. Many locals have “creative” professions and of those who don’t, many sing in a choir, play an instrument, write poetry, design clothing, knit, or have another vent for their creative energy.


Cultural Places

  • Reykjavik Arts Festival

    Reykjavik Arts Festival is a multidisciplinary festival with a special focus on new commissions and the creative intersection of the arts. For two weeks every other 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.
  • DesignMarch

    Reykjavik plays host to hundreds of openings, exhibitions, workshops and events spreading across the city from the harbour to the lava fields surrounding it. Starting with a day of international Design Talks, it showcases the best local creative scene, ranging from architecture to fashion, fonts, furniture and food design.
  • The Culture House

    The Culture House is a venue for Icelandic national heritage in a nutshell. The operations mainly entail diverse exhibitions. Contracts are made with relevant institutions regarding short or long term exhibitions.
  • Reykjavik Film Festival

    We believe that films can change people's lives for the better. Films are not only objects of aesthetics; they are a powerful weapon against ignorance and indifference. From the start RIFF has had a great variety of films.

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