The Festival of the Sea

This weekend, the first weekend of June, an annual event of celebrating the Seaman’s Day is held throughout all of Iceland’s coastline towns and villages.

The Seaman's Day has been celebrated in Iceland since 1938 to honour those who work at sea and the fishery in Iceland.

In Reykjavík, this weekend is celebrated with the Festival of the Sea, a family festival with a diverse programme of events taking place from 10am on Saturday until Sunday afternoon, at Reykjavík´s Grandagarður (West Harbour).

In Hafnarfjörður, one of Reykjavík's municipalities, celebrations of the seaman's day will take place at their harbour area from 11am until 5 om on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on the Festival of the Sea in Reykjavík go to this site

Information on the celebrations in Hafnarfjörður can be found here