What’s On In Reykjavík

May 25 @ 11:00 – Nov 5 @ 17:00
11:00
The Nordic House presents THE CITY BEING, this year’s main exhibition at the Nordic House. THE CITY BEING explores various aspects of our modern cities, with contemporary Reykjavik as the main point of reference. A
The Nordic House
Jun 28 @ 11:00 – Sep 3 @ 17:00
11:00
Bring your friends and family, explore, play and create music in ways you have never experienced it before. Swedish composer Anders Lind has created this unique installation exploring one of the most fundamental elements in
The Nordic House
Aug 22 @ 20:30 – 23:30
20:30
Goldengang Comedy’s new open-mic night! Your friends tell you you’re funny? Always wanted to try out comedy? Got some new jokes you wanna try out before you bring them to the big stage? This is
Græna herbergið
Aug 22 @ 21:30 – 23:00
21:30
Tónlistarkonan MIMRA heldur tónleika á Rósenberg þriðjudagskvöldið 22. ágúst. Tónleikarnir verða með persónulegu sniði og ætlar söngkonan og lagahöfundurinn að flytja lög sín í akústískum útgáfum með píanó og lúppupedal að vopni, strípa þau niður
Café Rósenberg
12:00
//ICELANDIC BELOW// The award winning chamber choir Schola cantorum holds weekly lunchtime concerts on Wednesdays at Hallgrímskirkja this summer, as a part of The International Organ Summer In Hallgrímskirkja. The choir will perform great Icelandic
Hallgrímskirkja
Aug 23 @ 13:00
13:00
Every weekday from 29th of June to 14th of July and 3rd of August to 31st of October at 10:00, 13:00, and 16:00. Make a delicious chocolate piece of Iceland! Learn how to make Icelandic
Chocolate Trailer
Aug 23 @ 18:00 – 18:45
18:00
A guided tour of The Nordic House will give you an introduction to Nordic cooperation and a unique chance to see rooms in The Nordic House – that are normally not open for the public.
The Nordic House
20:00
// Icelandic below // Umbra Ensemble was formed in 2014 by female musicians bound together by a passion for ancient and new music. They have crafted their own musical world, consisting of both modern and
The Nordic House
Aug 23 @ 20:30 – 23:00
20:30
Frank Raven, Leo and Logi perform their legendary acoustic/folk/rock show “Baby it’s only you”. They have been playing around Reykjavík lately and causing quite a stir! They’re all good friends and members of well-known and
Hlemmur Square
Aug 23 @ 21:00 – 22:00
21:00
Tónleikar í Mengi þriðjudagskvöldið 22. ágúst klukkan 21. Flutt verða þrjú ný verk fyrir hljóð- og ljósskúlptúrinn Huldu, hannaður af Lilju Maríu Ásmundsdóttur og verkið ‘Closer’ eftir tilraunalisthópinn RASK collective. Miðaverð: 2500 krónur. Hægt er
Mengi
21:00
ENGLISH BELOW Dúettinn L I N Ü, skipaður gítarleikurunum Gulla Björnssyni og Jiyeon Kim, kemur fram í Mengi miðvikudagskvöldið 23. ágúst klukkan 21. Á efnisskrá er meðal annars tónlist eftir Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Ólaf
Mengi
Aug 23 @ 21:00
21:00
Every Wednesday, jazz flows upstairs in The Green Room. Hosted by the young and promising and for everyone who likes to join in and play. Free admission.
Græna Herbergið
Aug 23 @ 21:00 – 23:00
21:00
An amazing event every Wednesday starting at 9PM. Hosted by the house band Bexband which starts by playing a one hour set. After that the stage is open for guests to join. You are welcome
Dillon
00:00
ENGLISH BELOW Dans Afríka Barakan festival Iceland er haldin í fyrsta skipti dagana 24-27 ágúst 2017 og mun verða að árlegum viðburði sem Mamady og Sandra Sano skipuleggja. Þetta árið erum við svo glöð að
Plié Listdansskóli
Aug 24 @ 13:00
13:00
Every weekday from 29th of June to 14th of July and 3rd of August to 31st of October at 10:00, 13:00, and 16:00. Make a delicious chocolate piece of Iceland! Learn how to make Icelandic
Chocolate Trailer
15:00
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
Reykjavik City Library.
Aug 24 @ 20:00 – 23:00
20:00
Dance With The Dead is a band consisted of two very close friends, Justin Pointer and Tony Kim, from California, USA. The band is known for their love to 70’s and 80’s sci-fi horror music,
Húrra
20:15
Presented by two of Icelands finest actors Icelandic Sagas – The Greatest hits is a 75 minute theatrical comedy roller coaster ride through Iceland’s literary heritage. The Icelandic Sagas are the 40 true stories of
Harpa
Aug 24 @ 20:30 – 23:00
20:30
Frank Raven, Leo and Logi perform their legendary acoustic/folk/rock show “Baby it’s only you”. They have been playing around Reykjavík lately and causing quite a stir! They’re all good friends and members of well-known and
Hlemmur Square
Aug 24 @ 20:30 – 21:30
20:30
For the last two years Goldengang Comedy has slowly, but surely, taken over the local English comedy racket. Every week in downtown Reykjavik, a wretched hive of scum and villainy, hungry comedians duel it out
Græna herbergið
21:30
Two friends and singer-songwriters Kristjana Stefáns and Svavar Knútur come together for their yearly summer tour. Join them for a cozy evening of duets with a diverse program of everything from Abba to Dolly Parton,
Café Rósenberg
Aug 25 @ 13:00
13:00
Every weekday from 29th of June to 14th of July and 3rd of August to 31st of October at 10:00, 13:00, and 16:00. Make a delicious chocolate piece of Iceland! Learn how to make Icelandic
Chocolate Trailer
Aug 25 @ 15:00 – Aug 27 @ 23:00
15:00
This year, the Reykjavík edition of the international Melodica Festival celebrates its milestone ten-year anniversary. Since its modest beginning in 2007 in a tiny Australian cafe, the festival quickly spread overseas and has since developed
Kex Hostel (Gym & Tonic Room)
19:30
//Icelandic Below// Composer Howard Shore brings J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary imagination to vivid life with his Academy- and Grammy Award-winning score to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Shore’s music expresses Peter Jackson’s film as
Harpa
Aug 25 @ 20:00 – 22:00
20:00
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA. Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father
Bíó Paradís
Aug 25 @ 21:00 – 23:45
21:00
Local band Valdimar plays at Húrra. Doors open at 21:00, music begins at 22:00.
Húrra
11:00
Enjoy a free guided tour in English through the permanent exhibition, “Making of a Nation” on every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. The tour takes approx. 60 min. Your ticket to the National
Free guided tours
19:30
//Icelandic Below// Composer Howard Shore brings J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary imagination to vivid life with his Academy- and Grammy Award-winning score to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Shore’s music expresses Peter Jackson’s film as
Harpa
Aug 26 @ 21:00 – Aug 27 @ 01:00
21:00
Rock party at Gaukurinn featuring the two local bands FUTURE FIGMENT and KAVORKA. Free entry! KAVORKA: A relatively new band, although the members themselves are no strangers to the Icelandic music scene, having performed and
Gaukurinn
Aug 26 @ 22:00 – Aug 27 @ 01:00
22:00
KK Band will be playing a free concert here at Bryggjan Brewery the 26th of August. KK Band have been playing together for the last 25 years and are among the most popular live bands
Bryggjan Brugghús
Aug 27 all-day
00:00
Guided tour of Harpa Concert Hall – Every day of the week Experience the magnificent Harpa and visit areas that are not open to general public. The guide will share with you some of Harpa’s secrets,
Harpa
11:00
Enjoy a free guided tour in English through the permanent exhibition, “Making of a Nation” on every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. The tour takes approx. 60 min. Your ticket to the National
Free guided tours
Aug 27 @ 12:00 – 13:00
12:00
Free class. Every Sunday at noon. …since last summer we’ve hosted a free yoga class on Sundays. This is an hour long class taught by yoga instructor & dancer Viktor Már. It is suitable for
Loft Hostel
Aug 27 @ 14:00 – 14:45
14:00
A guided tour of The Nordic House will give you an introduction to Nordic cooperation and a unique chance to see rooms in The Nordic House – that are normally not open for the public.
The Nordic House
15:00
Ensemble Sirius is a contemporary music ensemble consisting of 5 women based in Aarhus, Denmark. They play saxophone, double bass, piano, trumpet and percussion. This is a rare mix of instruments in a classical context,
The Nordic House
17:00
Pearls of Icelandic Song invite the audience to get acquainted with classical Icelandic music where the cream of Icelandic songs, folk songs, hymns and national songs are performed. The concerts come in slightly different variations
Harpa
19:30
//Icelandic Below// Composer Howard Shore brings J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary imagination to vivid life with his Academy- and Grammy Award-winning score to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Shore’s music expresses Peter Jackson’s film as
Harpa
Aug 27 @ 20:00 – 23:00
20:00
Hlemmur Square is proud to announce the blitz chess tournament, a series to be held the fourth Sunday every month. Nine rounds will be played in Monrad system with 5 minutes thinking time, so blitz
Hlemmur Square
20:00
Sundays are live jazz nights at Bryggjan Brugghús, bistro & brewery, by the old harbour in downtown Reykjavík. You can expect some jazz standards, warm spirits and very good beer! ENTRANCE IS FREE
Bryggjan Brugghús
20:15
Presented by two of Icelands finest actors Icelandic Sagas – The Greatest hits is a 75 minute theatrical comedy roller coaster ride through Iceland’s literary heritage. The Icelandic Sagas are the 40 true stories of
Harpa
21:30
Every Sunday night Jónas Sig and co. will play some nice music at Cafe Rosenberg at 21:30. Admission fee is 3.500 isk.
Café Rósenberg
Aug 28 @ 13:00
13:00
Every weekday from 29th of June to 14th of July and 3rd of August to 31st of October at 10:00, 13:00, and 16:00. Make a delicious chocolate piece of Iceland! Learn how to make Icelandic
Chocolate Trailer
Aug 28 @ 13:00 – 16:00
13:00
My Magical Sky Iceland time lapse movie will be shown on a big screen this summer in Tjarnarbio theater in centre of Reykjavik, close to town hall. The movie has been two years in making,
Tjarnarbíó
20:00
Vegan burgers and live music every evening!
Bike Cave
Aug 28 @ 21:00
21:00
For over 100 shows Come Talk Funny has proved to be Reykjavik’s #1 source of English comedy, showcasing 8-10 of Reykjavik’s best comedians every week. Hosted by Gísli Jóhann and featuring a wide variety of
Gaukurinn
Aug 28 @ 21:00 – 21:00
21:00
Every Monday, Húrra has a jazz evening. Cozy atmosphere and sweet tunes of jazz. The entry is free and everyone is welcome!
Húrra
Aug 29 @ 13:00
13:00
Every weekday from 29th of June to 14th of July and 3rd of August to 31st of October at 10:00, 13:00, and 16:00. Make a delicious chocolate piece of Iceland! Learn how to make Icelandic
Chocolate Trailer
20:00
The Icelandic seasons through icelandic folksongs surrounded by sound-effects by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and duets by G. de Machaut. Jóhanna Halldórsdóttir voice Helga A. Jónsdóttir recorders Location: Iðnó Theater by  Reykjavík City hall Every Tuesday
Iðnó
Aug 29 @ 20:30 – 21:00
20:30
The 48 Preludes and Fugues of J.S. Bach are regarded as the most influential works which ultimately revolutionized western classical music. Icelandic pianist Ólafur Elíasson plays 6 selected preludes and fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Dómkirkjan
Aug 29 @ 20:30 – 23:30
20:30
Goldengang Comedy’s new open-mic night! Your friends tell you you’re funny? Always wanted to try out comedy? Got some new jokes you wanna try out before you bring them to the big stage? This is
Græna herbergið
12:00
//ICELANDIC BELOW// The award winning chamber choir Schola cantorum holds weekly lunchtime concerts on Wednesdays at Hallgrímskirkja this summer, as a part of The International Organ Summer In Hallgrímskirkja. The choir will perform great Icelandic
Hallgrímskirkja
Aug 30 @ 13:00
13:00
Every weekday from 29th of June to 14th of July and 3rd of August to 31st of October at 10:00, 13:00, and 16:00. Make a delicious chocolate piece of Iceland! Learn how to make Icelandic
Chocolate Trailer
17:00
Pearls of Icelandic Song invite the audience to get acquainted with classical Icelandic music where the cream of Icelandic songs, folk songs, hymns and national songs are performed. The concerts come in slightly different variations
Harpa
Aug 30 @ 18:00 – 18:45
18:00
A guided tour of The Nordic House will give you an introduction to Nordic cooperation and a unique chance to see rooms in The Nordic House – that are normally not open for the public.
The Nordic House
20:00
// Icelandic below // The double-bass player Þorgrímur Jónsson recently received two awards for the Icelandic Music prize in the jazz category for his album Constant Movement and his composition on that album. His brother
The Nordic House
20:15
Presented by two of Icelands finest actors Icelandic Sagas – The Greatest hits is a 75 minute theatrical comedy roller coaster ride through Iceland’s literary heritage. The Icelandic Sagas are the 40 true stories of
Harpa
Aug 30 @ 21:00
21:00
Every Wednesday, jazz flows upstairs in The Green Room. Hosted by the young and promising and for everyone who likes to join in and play. Free admission.
Græna Herbergið
Aug 30 @ 21:00 – 23:00
21:00
An amazing event every Wednesday starting at 9PM. Hosted by the house band Bexband which starts by playing a one hour set. After that the stage is open for guests to join. You are welcome
Dillon
Aug 31 all-day
00:00
Open workshop Monday through Saturday 1-4 pm all summer. The hot-glass studio, Gler í Bergvík, is open to visitors, who can watch the hot glass being formed into various art and craft items. Gler í
Gler í Bergvík,
Aug 31 @ 13:00
13:00
Every weekday from 29th of June to 14th of July and 3rd of August to 31st of October at 10:00, 13:00, and 16:00. Make a delicious chocolate piece of Iceland! Learn how to make Icelandic
Chocolate Trailer
15:00
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
Reykjavik City Library.
17:00
Pearls of Icelandic Song invite the audience to get acquainted with classical Icelandic music where the cream of Icelandic songs, folk songs, hymns and national songs are performed. The concerts come in slightly different variations
Harpa
Aug 31 @ 20:30 – 21:30
20:30
For the last two years Goldengang Comedy has slowly, but surely, taken over the local English comedy racket. Every week in downtown Reykjavik, a wretched hive of scum and villainy, hungry comedians duel it out
Græna herbergið
Aug 31 @ 21:00 – 23:30
21:00
Two of Iceland’s most prominent bands, Vio and Fufanu will be playing at Húrra on the 31st of August. The house will open at 20:00 and the concerts will start around 21:00. Cover is 1.000
Húrra
Aug 31 @ 21:30 – 22:30
21:30
Local musician Pétur Ben plays an intimate show at the cozy Rosenberg.
Café Rósenberg
00:00
K-ICELAND Festival is the 1st International Kizomba Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. 1-2-3 September 2017 ICELAND… This magical island between North America and Europe invites kizombeiros from all around the world to dance together during a
Several Venues
20:15
Presented by two of Icelands finest actors Icelandic Sagas – The Greatest hits is a 75 minute theatrical comedy roller coaster ride through Iceland’s literary heritage. The Icelandic Sagas are the 40 true stories of
Harpa
00:00
The Annual Hengill Ultra Trail Run will be held Saturday, September 2nd for the sixth time. This year the race is slightly modified with more routes being offered. Hengill Ultra offers the Ultra Trail distances
Hveragerði centre