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Reykjavik Art Festival

June 6-21

The 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 brings together major cultural venues and unconventional spaces throughout the city in exhibitions and performances of contemporary and classical works, presented to the widest possible audience. The Festival is one of Northern Europe's oldest and promotes Icelandic and international culture in all fields of art, bringing together the best in local and international theatre, dance, music, and visual art.

Since its inception in 1970, the Reykjavík Arts Festival has invited hundreds of artists from all parts of the globe to perform or exhibit at the festival. Through this activity, the RAF has helped to create a vast network of connections between national and non-national artists, been a catalyst for the creation of new works and a major force in the development of cultural diversity in Iceland.

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June 17

National Day of Iceland

The Icelandic National Day celebrations in Reykjavík take place annually in the city centre on June 17th from 10:00 in the morning until 00:00.
June 24-28

DesignMarch Reykjavik

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