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Vanishing Culture – Deep Iceland; Photographs by Þorvaldur Örn Kristmundsson

May 21, 2016 @ 12:00 am - September 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Our cultural heritage is forever changing and shifting. In order to preserve rapidly vanishing ways of life, it is important to capture an image instead of leaving a blank page for future generations. This project depicts life in one of the oldest farming communities in Iceland, in the isolated, unspoiled and spectacular West fjords where hardship and harsh conditions have marked daily life since the time of the first settlers. In Iceland, as elsewhere, young people head to larger towns…

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Silent Flashes – The Icelandic Emigration Center’s Exhibit

May 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am - August 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

This exhibit includes nearly 400 photographs of Icelandic emigrants, illustrating portrait photography in North America during the time of the westward migration (1870-1914). Nelson Gerrard, historian and genealogist of Icelandic descent from Manitoba, conceived of this exhibit, collected the photographs from all over North America and Iceland, and saw to the graphic design. Most of the subjects are named and their parentage and dwelling-place in Iceland given. Like modern-day Icelanders, the 19th century emigrants were enthusiastic about new technology. A…

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Icelandic Sagas: The Greatest Hits in 75 minutes @ Harpa

May 27, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - August 31, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

  Prepare to be thrilled, entertained and intrigued - All the Icelandic Sagas in only 75 hilarious minutes. A UNIQUE THEATRE EXPERIENCE IN ENGLISH. A theatrical comedy roller-coaster ride through the Icelandic Sagas in English. Performed at the iconic Harpa by two of Iceland´s finest actors.   maí 2016 23 maí 2016 | kl. 20:00 27 maí 2016 | kl. 20:00 28 maí 2016 | kl. 20:00 29 maí 2016 | kl. 20:00 30 maí 2016 | kl. 20:00 júní…

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101 Yoga

May 28, 2016 - September 30, 2016

Miniyoga classes in English (or Spanish), located in the centre of Reykjavík. Small groups (6 people max) in each class. Schedule is on http://www.101yoga.is/new-page-3/ and it's also possible to book private classes. Perfect for beginners, and relaxing after a long flight.

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How to become Icelandic in 60 minutes

June 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - August 31, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

100% english spoken How To Become Icelandic In 60 Minutes teaches you everything you need to know about being icelandic in just one hour. You walk out of the theatre 100% Icelandic. 100% Icelandic humor The show is much more than a stand up comedy. It is a hillarious, incisive and visual observation of the icelandic human condition, their attitudes, struggles and every day life. 100% Comedy How To Become Icelandic In 60 Minutes is written, directed and performed by…

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Your World @ Perlan

July 2, 2016 - August 30, 2016

Saturday, 2nd of July five artists will open an exhibition in Perlan. The artists all have a reference to Iceland, the nature, history or mythologie although their media is very different. The artists are:  Jón Adolf Steinólfsson, a sculptor who works with stone and wood; Karin Esther specializes in pendants, using glass, sand and volcanic-ashes; painter Finnbogi G. Kristinsson displays acrylic paintings; Karl Gústaf Davíðsson is a goldsmith who specializes in Icelandic filigree and Jóhann Dalberg Sverrisson is a sculptor…

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Pearls of Icelandic Song

July 18, 2016 - September 30, 2016

In our successful concert series in Harpa we‘ll present you with classical Icelandic music in programmes consisting of some of the most beloved Icelandic songs, folk-songs and hymns. All the programmes are sung in Icelandic but annotated in English to aid foreigners in getting acquainted with classical Icelandic music. One of the leading classical singers in Iceland, Bjarni Thor Kristinsson, is the artistic director of the concert series. The concerts are almost daily in the summer, and in the winter one…

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Century of the Child: Nordic design for children from 1900 to today

July 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - February 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Century of the Child: Nordic design for children from 1900 to today The Nordic House is proud to present the exhibition Century of the Child: Nordic design for children from 1900 to today, which opens July 22, 2016. The exhibition appeals to visitors of all ages and The Nordic House offers various playful and interactive experiences in connection with the exhibition – both indoor and outdoor. The exhibits include prime examples of Nordic design, some of which are rare collectors…

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Yoga classes in english

August 24, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Reykjavík Yoga is a new project that offers travelling yogis and other practitioners high-quality yoga classes in english. Off-schedule private group classes can also be arranged. The classes are weekly, every Monday and Wednesday at 5.30-7.00pm, in Skúlagata 30, 2nd floor.

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Melodica Festival @12 Tónar (Pre-Festival Showcase)

August 24, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - August 25, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Join us at the legendary 12 Tónar records for a pre-festival showcase. Wednesday 24th August (5:30-6:30pm) Owls of the Swamp (AU) Peter Piek (DE) Bernhard Eder (AT) Thursday 25th August (5:30-6:30pm) Johanna Amelie (DE) White Note (FR) Trinidad Doherty (CL) Free entry!

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Welcome Party at the Student Cellar

August 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Following the Universities Welcome Reception for International Students the Student Cellar invites all students, international and local, to a welcome party. Free Icelandic beer for the first arrivers. DJ Berndsen.

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Jazz @ Slippbarinn every Wednesday

August 24, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 31, 2016

The Don Lockwood band performs at Slippbarinn on Wednesday evenings at 9pm. While they jazz up the crowd our bartenders mix their famous cocktails with 30% discount! Happy Hour every day at Slippbarinn between 15:00 - 18:00.

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Hormónar & Stroff @KexHostel

August 24, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Live music at Kex Hostel. Bands performing are Hormónar; experimental punk and Stroff; rock, guitar. Free admission!

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Arctic Concerts

August 25, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 25, 2016

Arctic Concerts- Every Thursday nights at 20.30 throughout the summer season Tickets: https://tix.is/is/nordichouse Arctic Concerts is a series with outstanding Icelandic and Nordic musicians, performing diverse musically interesting programs at the Nordic House.  The different programs vary in stile; classical, jazz, folk and popular music performed by superb local musicians and Nordic guests, mainly with music from Iceland and it’s neighboring countries. Dinner and a concert The exceptional Aalto Bistro (the Nordic House restaurant) is open for dinner before the concerts, offering…

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Standup Comedy in English: Icetralia

August 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 28, 2016

ICETRALIA is an international comedy event featuring two different comedians from two different islands. Duffy and Dagsson bring you everything you want in a comedy show; observations, obscenities and musical numbers. Performed in glorious english language. Jono Duffy is an Australian born comedian and cabaret performer who recently moved to Iceland to avoid poisonous spiders and ex husbands. His comedy is like himself; gay, australian and a bit desperate. Hugleikur Dagsson is a relatively talented icelandic cartoonist who turned to…

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Dark Deeds in Reykjavík – Literary Walking Tour

August 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 25, 2016

Come take part in our guided literary walking tours, every Thursday in June, July and August at 3pm! The walk is centered on dark deeds of various kinds in Icelandic fiction, happening in or around Reykjavík, and give a taste of Icelandic crime fiction, ghost stories and history. The walking tours are led by library staff. The walks start at the library in Grófin, Tryggvagata 15. The walk is at an easy pace and takes around 90 minutes. There is…

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Grísalappalísa and Kött Grá Pje @Húrra

August 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Great rap and rock concert!

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Arctic Concerts @ Nordic House

August 25, 2016 @ 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 31, 2016

Every Thursday nights at 20.30  throughout the summer season Admission fee to  Arctic Concerts is ISK 2.500. Arctic Concerts is a series with outstanding Icelandic and Nordic musicians, performing diverse musically interesting programs for travelers, as well as locals, at the Nordic House. The concert series is ideal for travelers interested in music from Iceland and the North Atlantic region. The different programs vary in stile;  classical,  jazz, folk and popular music performed by superb local musicians and Nordic guests,…

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Techno 1 – Gulli Björnsson release concert

August 25, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Classical guitarist and composer Gulli Bjornsson just completed his first album, not a classical guitar album but a techno album. The album is simply called Techno 1 and will be released on all major digital platforms on August 24th under G-Bear Records, along with a release concert on Thursday August 25th at 9pm at Mengi. Gulli Bjornsson, who is a native of Iceland is a current student at Yale School of Music. Gulli composes and performs all sorts of music…

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Hvalir – Live! Concert at the Whales of Iceland Museum

August 25, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

At the event a number of fantastic Icelandic animal allies will perform, as well as a surprise guest! The performing artists are: Högni Egilsson, singer and composer, known for his solo work and as a part of groups such as Hjaltalín and GusGus. Sóley, singer and composer, known for her solo work and as a part of folk band Seabear. Sin Fang, the solo project of Sindri Már, a singer and composer, he is also known for his work with…

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Melodica Festival Reykjavík 2016

August 26, 2016 - August 27, 2016

Melodica is an international network of small independent festivals aimed at building community between artists. The festival has been bringing songwriters together since 2007, when it started in Australia, and has since spread all around the world with festivals currently taking place in Germany, France, the United States, Denmark, England, Norway, Austria and of course Iceland! Our line-up features over 20 talented and independent songwrtiers from Germany, France, Austria, Australia, England and of course Iceland. Entry will be by donation.

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Mediumship, rune and/or energy readings with Kay Cook at Gjafir Jarðar, 50 Laugavegur, Reykjavík

August 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:45 pm
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Every Friday at these times

Readings with very experienced English medium Kay Cook are available at Gjafir Jarðar (the spiritual shop at 50 Laurgarvegur, Reykjavík). Mediumship readings giving evidence of survival and rune and/or energy readings for insight and guidance are offered by Kay, who is the author of Runes and Rainbows.  45 minute readings cost 6000 ISK and may be recorded on your phone.

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Melodica Festival Reykjavík 2016

August 26, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - August 28, 2016 @ 11:00 pm

Melodica is an international network of small independent festivals aimed at building community between artists. The festival has been bringing songwriters together since 2007, when it started in Australia, and has since spread all around the world with festivals currently taking place in Germany, France, the United States, Denmark, England, Norway, Austria and of course Iceland! We're delighted to announce our next festival will take place over the weekend 26 - 28 August at the venues Kex Hostel (Friday, Saturday)…

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Dance Performance @Kjarvalsstaðir

August 26, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dance Happening Inspired by Kjarval Iceland Dance Company presents a happening directed by Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson, inspired by the life and work of visual artist Kjarval. The happening Hidden Moments in Nature: A Sacrifice Event is a part of a series of events in the Reykjavik Art Museum called Eternal Echo: Homage to Kjarval. Free entrance.

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Concert with Stepančić.Gidron & neinei Trio @Mengi

August 26, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Teodora Stepančić and Assaf Gidron, composers and performers based in Brooklyn, actively curate concerts and music events of new, experimental and rare music in the United States, Europe, South America and the Middle East, in both established and underground new music venues. As a duo they perform on keyboards, piano, found objects and sine tones. They often collaborate with composers working in the outskirts of contemporary music culture, who explore the extreme fringe of new music and its possibilities. The…

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Sóley @ Mengi

August 27, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, Sóley Stefánsdóttir has been wowing audiences around the globe with her dark, fairytale song craft since 2010. After the “Theater Island” EP (2010) announced her as a solo musician, the fantastical, sepia-toned alt-pop tunes of debut full-length “We Sink” (2011) won her a massive, devoted fanbase: Often praised for her delicate take on composition, her songs’ “dream-like” qualities and “dark surrealism”, a track like “Pretty Face” has gained over 17 million YouTube views since its release.…

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Melodica Festival Reykjavík 2016

August 28, 2016

Melodica is an international network of small independent festivals aimed at building community between artists. The festival has been bringing songwriters together since 2007, when it started in Australia, and has since spread all around the world with festivals currently taking place in Germany, France, the United States, Denmark, England, Norway, Austria and of course Iceland! Our line-up features over 20 talented and independent songwrtiers from Germany, France, Austria, Australia, England and of course Iceland. Entry will be by donation.

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The Upper Rhine Youth Wind Band @ Langholtskirkja

August 29, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Upper Rhine Youth Wind Band (Verbandsjugendorchester Hochrhein) was founded in 1986 and consists of 60-70 musicians aged 14-25 years (average 18). It draws it members from the 120 Community Bands of the Upper Rhine Wind Band Association which covers the Waldshut-Tiengen district in Southern Germany. The symphonic wind band offers young musicians of the region the opportunity to make music to a very high standard. The repertoire ranges from demanding symphonic literature to contemporary music, lighter music and jazz…

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Mediumship and/or rune and energy readings at Gjafir Jarðar, 50 Laugarvegur

August 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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Every Tuesday at these times

Readings with very experienced English medium Kay Cook are available at Gjafir Jarðar (the spiritual shop at 50 Laurgarvegur, Reykjavík). Mediumship readings giving evidence of survival and rune and/or energy readings for insight and guidance are offered by Kay, who is the author of Runes and Rainbows.  45 minute readings cost 6000 ISK and may be recorded on your phone.

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We are here but our mind is at home @ Mengi

August 30, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, Birna Bjarnadóttir, Gauti Kristmansson, Haraldur Jónsson, Karlotta Blöndal, Steingrímur Eyfjörð and Unnar Örn Auðarson invite us for a night of performance around the Magic Mountain. Starts at 9pm. House opens at 8pm. Tickets: 2000 ISK.

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The International Organ Summer in Hallgrímskirkja – Schola cantorum choral concert

August 31, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 31, 2016

The popular Summer Concerts in Hallgrímskirkja Church will be held for the 24th time this summer with four concerts every week from June 18 to August 21.  The excellent chamber choir Schola cantorum gives a concert once a week. At the International Organ Summer series first class concert organists from all over the world perform three times a week, including artists from the U. S. A., Sweden, the Netherlands, the U.K., France, Germany and of course Iceland. Don´t miss a…

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TÆR

September 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - September 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

(English below) Einkasýning eftir Hallveigu Kristínu Eiríksdóttur Hallveig Kristín er myndlistarkona og sviðsmyndahöfundur. Hún lærði myndlist of sviðsmyndahönnun bæði í Bandaríkjunum og á Spáni, og er nú á Sviðshöfundabraut Listaháskóla Íslands. Undanfarin misseri hefur Hallveig verið virk með fjöllistahópnum CGFC, auk þess að leggja stund á sjálfstæð myndlistarverkefni. TÆR er önnur einkasýning hennar. Á sýningunni skoðar Hallveig Kristín TÆR útfrá áferð, líkamlegri skynjun og nýlegum upplifunum. Sjónum er beint að innilokun táa í skóm, sokkum og daglegri rúsínumyndun. Mismunandi form…

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Reykjavíkurdætur concert

September 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

REYKJAVÍKURDÆTUR (Daughters of Reykjavík) is a women’s rap group known for their daring lyrics about topics as politics, feminism and sexual abuse. The songs are performed by solo artists, duos and trios, as well as performing altogether. The house opens at 8pm and the concerts start at 9pm. The location is NASA nightclub by the Parliament Square. Tickets are sold on www.enter.is (2.000 kr ) and at the door (2.900 kr)

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Jazz @ Student Cellar

September 7, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Jazz evening at Stúdentakjallarinn, the University bar.

Justin Bieber Concert

September 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - September 9, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

The Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber will perform twice in Iceland on his Purpose World Tour 2016. The two concerts will be held on the 8th and 9.September 2016 in Kórinn in Kópavogur.  

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Kvöldvaka: Icelandic folk songs

September 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

KVÖLDVAKA: Icelandic Folk Songs A theatrical concert with new arrangements of Icelandic folk music. One night only at Harpa Concert hall. Two shows, one in English at 6pm and one in Icelandic at 8 pm.  "Kvöldvaka" is a theatrical concert that mixes together old Icelandic folk tales and new arrangements of Icelandic folk songs with a modern twist. In this form of performance the music comes first, unlike other theatrical performances where the music tends to be in a supporting role.…

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Reykjavik International Film Festival 2016

September 29, 2016 - October 9, 2016

Reykjavik International Film Festival 2016 will be held in September 2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The film festival was first held in September in 2004, organized by a group of enthusiasts and professionals and lead by festival director Hrönn Marínósdóttir. The goal was to show progressive new films of high quality and to foster innovation in film making and creating a place to network and socialize for film makers from all over the world. Reykjavik International Film Festival, or RIFF as…

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Nordic Music Days 2016

September 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 1, 2016 @ 11:00 pm

Nordic Music Days (NMD) is a three day festival of contemporary music which takes place in the award winning cultural and social centre Harpa in downtown Reykjavík. The festival was founded in 1888 and is one of the oldest music festivals in the world. It is hosted annually in turn by the members of the Council of Nordic Composers; Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Finland. Pioneering contemporary music by Nordic composers will be performed by leading ensembles and soloists from…

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Icecon 2016

October 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Icecon 2016 is a science fiction and fantasy fan convention that will be held in the heart of Reykjavík, Iceland, this fall. On the 28th to the 30th of October, Iðnó theatre (idno.is) will be filled with the fantastic. There will be panels, readings, a Halloween masquerade and other events. Information on registration, membership fee, guests of honour, program and accommodation coming soon. All information will be posted on this event-page and a forthcoming homepage. Any interested parties can also…

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Iceland Airwaves

November 2, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Not only does it feel like an autumnal harvest festival that showcases all the best music the vibrant Icelandic music scene has to offer, but every year the line-up features some of the most exciting artists from all around the world. Iceland Airwaves is a huge festival with venues ranging from intimate to football stadiums, and more than 200 artists playing over the course of five days, and offers a unique chance to experience a year’s worth of concerts in…

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Pearls of Icelandic Song – New Year’s Concerts

December 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Daily until January 5, 2017

On our New Year's program, we will sing Icelandic songs and folk music of elves, trolls and outlaws. We will tell the stories behind the songs and we will introduce to you some the traditions of Icelandic Christmas and New Year’s. The Program is sung in Icelandic and moderated in English. For more information: www.pearls.is

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