10 Reasons to go to a Music Festival in Reykjavik

Timeout Magazine says that Iceland is basically nature’s version of Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, with everything your imagination can handle on display; spurting geysers, steaming hot springs, and lights dancing in the sky.

According to TimeOut the City of Reykjavík is smart, stylish and well-laid out, with an outstanding tourist information center in City Hall for booking all your trips.

Dark Music Days is a festival of contemporary and new music which takes place in Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík during the darkest period of the Icelandic winter, 28 to 30 January.

Electronic music festival Sónar Reykjavík takes place in the Reykjavik from February 18 to 20, 2016.

Watch blues artists from Europe, Iceland, and North America perform together in The Reykjavík Blues Festival in the end of March.

Raflost Electronic Art Festival is an annual boost to the grass root of Icelandic electronic arts. The festival is held in May in Reykjavík.

Secret Solstice is being held for the third time in Reykjavík on 16 to 19 of June and showcases both established artists as well as exciting up-and-coming talent over the course of three days in the 24 hour midnight sun during the summer solstice.

The annual Reykjavík Jazz Festival is an increasingly prestigious event on the international jazz scene. The festival is held in August.

The well-known annual music festival Iceland Airwaves is held in Reykjavík in early November. The festival spans five days and its main focus is showcasing new music, both Icelandic and international.

For more information about festivals in Reykjavík, check out our Annual Events section.