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Festival of the Sea - June 1st – 3rd 2013

Festival of the Sea is a very special day in Iceland. It reminds us of how important the sea and its sailors are to our history, our economy and our people.

On that weekend every ship in Iceland is in harbour and all the sailors have a day off. Boats and ships of all sizes come into port carrying sailors eager to try their hands at strongman competitions and rowing competitions between ship crews and companies.

On this day the Icelandic rescue squad displays a rescue at sea in Reykjavik harbour.

Sailor’s day is a light hearted occasion with lots of fun for the whole family.