Viking festival in Hafnarfjörður

Festivals & Events in Hafnarfjörður

Hafnarfjörður hosts exciting events throughout the year, everything from music festivals to celebrations of Vikings and hidden people. Here you can find the main yearly events happening in the town so be sure to check it out before you plan your trip to Hafnarfjörður.


Christmas Village
Band playing at the Christmas village

A feast of sights and sounds, the Christmas Village in Hafnarfjörður offers live entertainment, visits from the Icelandic Yule Lads and quaint village of Christmas houses selling everything from Icelandic design and craft to snacks and hot drinks. And don't forget to try some of the homemade Icelandic delicacies.

Viking Festival Hafnarfjörður
People in viking costumes fake battling

14. - 18. June 2023

 Hafnarfjörður town hosts the annual Viking Festival, which is the oldest and biggest festival of its kind in Iceland. Visiting this festival will make you feel like you have been transferred back in time a thousand years or so.


Fishermen's Day in Hafnarfjörður
Fishermen's day at Hafnarfjörður harbour

Fishermen´s Day is celebrated at Hafnarfjörður harbor for small boats (Flensborgarhöfn) on the first Sunday in June. The event honors Fishermen and fisheries in Iceland with a diverse program of events.


National day of Iceland in Hafnarfjörður
People having fun on National day

The National Day of Iceland takes place on the 17th of June each year and on its occasion, Hafnarfjörður and locals celebrate with a fun festival program all over the towns centre.

HEIMA í Hafnarfirði Music Festival
Heima music festival
HEIMA music festival, „heima“ meaning at home, takes place on the last day of winter each year in private homes in the downtown area of Hafnarfjörður
Hidden People Festival
Couple dressed as elves

Hidden people festival is held in Hellisgerði which is often known as the Elf Garden in Hafnarfjörður. It is a quiet family festival full of mythological creatures and music.

The Heart of Hafnarfjörður
Heart made of flowers and tree branches

The music festival “The Heart of Hafnarfjörður” is a three-week long program during the summertime that features an array of Icelandic performers. 

Culture and health walks
Kids walking in nature

Over the summer months, The Hafnarfjörður museum, Hafnarborg and the municipality of Hafnarfjörður organize culture and health walks on Thursday evenings. 

Design March
Design march

3.- 7. May 2023

Design March showcases the best creations straight from the Icelandic design scene, with fresh, exciting, exotic, and under-the-radar treasures. The scene is small and intimate, which means you’ll get the chance to meet all the stars of local design.

Winter Lights Festival
Hallgrímskirkja lid up at a Winter Lights Festival

2.-4. February 2023

The long winter days of darkness in Reykjavík will be illuminated magnificently at the city’s next annual Winter Lights Festival.