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Reykjavík Culture Night 2013!

Reykjavík Culture Night will be held for the eighteenth time this year on 24th August. The event, which is both created and enjoyed by city residents, takes place all across Reykjavík with celebrations in streets and squares, in museums, businesses and even in residential gardens! The event’s slogan “come on in!” is a reference to those good old fashioned customs of hospitality.

Culture Night is now a permanent fixture on the annual calendar of events in Reykjavík and marks the start of the city’s cultural year, when museums, theatres and other cultural institutions launch their annual program of events.

The main objective of Culture Night is to encourage participants to deliver a diverse and rich offering of cultural events with a taste of something for everyone and a few surprises too!

With over 100,000 guests and 600 events, Culture Night is the biggest and most popular festival in Iceland. The program offers a cross-section of all things culture, with a host of events ranging from musical performances to exhibitions of art and architecture, all delivered by the city’s budding talent.

All festival events are offered free of charge, meaning everyone can take part and make the most of it together with their nearest and dearest.

Culture Night is organized and produced by the events team at Visit Reykjavík in collaboration with other city departments, organisations, artists, societies and countless others.

More information about the program will be available from August 16th at or