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Celebrate Halloween in Reykjavík

Halloween is a quite recent addition to the holidays and celebrations in Iceland. But a lack of tradition is no excuse to turn down a good party so the people of Reykjavík are celebrating in their own way. Some of the celebrations are completely inspired by US traditions but for others, the locals have put their own spin on things. So if you’re celebrating Halloween in Reykjavík, check out these events. 

are you celebrating halloween with your family?

HALLOWEEN AT ÁRBÆJARSAFN OPEN AIR MUSEUM.

 As dusk descends, the grounds of the museum will be cloaked in a supernatural air of mystery; and there in the twilight, you might just catch a glimpse of the ghosts of old times past.

Visit the museum and find out about the fascinating customs of this ancient Celtic tradition, and you never know, you might come across a few lost old spirits wandering around the grounds.

The bravest can knock on doors of spooky old houses with a glowing jack-o-lantern and play trick or treat on the deathly inhabitants. 

Admission is free for guests dressed in creepy costumes. Kids 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Those who scare easily might want to bring someone to hold on to!

The program starts at 18:00 and runs until 20:00. Thursday 31.10.19.

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Maybe Looking for a dance party?

HALLOWEEN COSTUME DANCE PARTY 

Dans&Kúltúr invites you to a Halloween costume dance party at Hard Rock Cafe. Thursday 31.10.19.

Dance shows, dance class, and of course an award for the best costume and the most unique costume.

Salsa, Zumba, Jallabina, Burlesque, Persian Folkdance, Thriller with Javi Valiño and more. 

Free entrance.  Read more. 

UNE BOYS – FRIGHT NIGHT

Benjamín Bent and Þorsteinn Gunnar from the band Une Misère form the DJ set Une Boys, they will be performing on Thursday 31.10.19 at Prikið Kaffihús!

Expect some spooky vibes and good tunes.

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THRILL ME, CHILL ME, FULFILL ME

Halloween party at Bíó Paradís Saturday 02.11.19.
There will be amazing awards for the best costumes! A lot of horror and dancing!
Plútó and DJ Agga Lá will make sure to thrill the crowd with some chilly tunes!

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Haunted houses?

THE HAUNTING OF IÐNÓ

Do you wish haunted houses were scary for adults?

Do you you wish you could take part in a horror story?
Do you think escape rooms are lacking that “prickle on the back of your neck” scare factor?
Are you looking for an all-out Halloween party?
Then boy, do we have the event for you!

 Step into the last century and discover the mysteries of the ghosts of Iðnó. Are you brave enough to step inside and solve the riddles of this old building? To escape with your life you must solve the mystery in under 30 minutes, while avoiding the vengeful spirits that reside inside.

Friday 01.11.19.

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Or just feeling like seeing a horror movie?

SAW – HALLOWEEN PARTY SCREENING

Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they’re pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

Join Bíó Paradís for this special HALLOWEEN FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY SCREENING! 
Friday 01.11.19.

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These are just a few examples, part of the beauty of Reykjavík is that all the city’s nightlife is in one place, so you can just show up downtown after the witching hour or midnight and follow your ears to find the right place for you!

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