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.

 

Eruption has ended

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun, North of Vatnajökull Glacier is over. The eruption lasted from late August 2014, to late February 2015. Some safety restrictions remain in place. Here is what you need to know at this time.
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Reykjavik Arts Festival

Reykjavik Arts Festival is an annual multidisciplinary festival with a special focus on new commissions and the creative intersection of the arts. For two weeks 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.


Icelandic Art Center

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.


Icelandic Design

The exhibition Icelandic Contemporary Design features Icelandic furniture, product design and architecture. It paints a picture of a design nation in the making, spotlighting the characteristics of contemporary Icelandic design.



Local stories & interviews

The Big Picture

What's happening in Reykjavik?
There are endless activity possibilities in Reykjavik. New hotels, restaurants and bars are arising and now you can visit the largest Whale Exhibition in Europe.


Arts & Culture

Harpa wins the Mies van der Rohe Award 2013
Harpa is the winner of the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award.



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