News from Reykjavík

Reykjavík International Film Festival
For the 18th edition, RIFF is proud to announce a vast array of films, events, and activities. Many of the films come to Iceland directly from the big festivals, which have taken place this summer.

Reykjavík - a destination for children post pandemic according to USA Today Travel
For a small island, Iceland packs more than its share of fun vacation activities. Start in the capital of Reykjavik, where the sun barely sets between mid-May and mid-August and the temperatures never get too hot or too cold in the summer months.

Weather alert for all Iceland - no travel conditions!
Tuesday until Wednesday morning: High wind 15-30 m/sec (54-108 kmh) and heavy rain. Wind gusts more than 40 m/sec (144 kmh) in some areas. In general no travel conditions. Adjust travel plans

The World Championship of League of Legends takes place in Iceland
Riot Games, the producers of the popular computer game League of Legends, announced today that the world championship in the game will take place in Laugardalshöll in October and November next.

Swim in cinema at RIFF 2021

Swim-In Cinema has always been one of the most popular special events at RIFF through the years. We don’t mean to brag, but we do make sure it’s extra special each year with unexpected events and a unique atmosphere! This year will be no different. 

Reykjavík Jazz Festival starts today!
The annual Reykjavík Jazz festival is an increasingly prestigious event on the international jazz scene. Founded in 1990 it is the second longest running music festival in Iceland.

Sky Lagoon and Hildur Yeoman in Vogue
Many of Iceland’s most treasured cultural institutions were conceived during uncertain times. Take for instance, Reykjavik’s hallowed Hallgrímskirkja church, commissioned during the Great Depression, which took over 40 years to complete.

Holland Is in Focus at RIFF 2021

Screening Benedetta, the opening film at Cannes, and a selection of newly released films that are making a real splash in film festivals this year

Big announcement: relaxation of domestic restrictions

Today, around 11, directly after a governmental meeting, a press conference took place. Announced there that total relaxation of domestic restrictions will take effect tomorrow, 26th of June.

Iceland will upcycle your lockdown sweatpants into hiking boots!


The Complete Guide to Fagradalsfjall Volcanic Eruption in Geldingadalur
Are you coming to see the eruption in Geldingadalur? Then this guide from Guide to Iceland will help!

It´s happening! DesignMarch in May!

The program for Iceland´s largest design festival is live with around 80 exhibitions that reflect the unique growth of the Icelandic design scene in these turbulent times of change in strong collaboration with the innovation sector, the business community, Icelandic embassies around the world to name a few.