If you want to experience something extraordinary don’t miss out on the annual firework show at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon which is held on the 11th of August. The show starts at 23:00 o’clock.

This 20-minute fireworks show is a collaboration between the local search and rescue team and the staff at Jokulsarlon boat tour company.

The annual fireworks show at Jokulsarlon in the Vatnajokull Region is a not-to-be-missed event that you will always remember. Illuminated icebergs bathed in colours from the magnificent firework show in natures most spectacular surrounding creates an extraordinary experience for spectators. The fireworks show is an annual event and this is the 18th time it is held. A number of visitors has been escalating through the years and last year about 1.500 visitors enjoyed the show. The fireworks show is a collaboration between the Hornafjordur search and rescue association, Jokulsarlon boat trips and Visit Vatnajökull.

All the fee goes to support the SAR team and their work. The entrance fee is 1.500 KR. per person, but free entrance for children 12-year-old and younger.

Tickets can be bought on the Jökulsárlón at the night of the event, tickets can also be bought in advance at: – Olís in Höfn – N1 Höfn – Gamla búð – Höfn Harbor – Hotel Smyrlabjörg – The ticket-sales at Jökulsárlón – Freysnes kiosk – Hotel Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Scheduled bus tours back and forth to the fireworks show at Jökulsárlón:

Höfn: Pakkhús restaurant and Höfn Camping and Cottages:

Departure from Höfn at  9:00 pm. Pakkhús restaurant and from Höfn Camping and Cottages at 9.10 pm.

Prices: fireworks show included KR. 6.000. To save time we prefer cash.

Departure from Jökulsárlón 15 minutes after the show ends.

The bus from Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Skaftafell Freysnes:

Departure from Kirkjubæjarklaustur Icelandair Hotel Klaustur at 9:00 pm.

Departure from Skaftafell at 9:45 pm.

Departure from Freysnes at 10 pm.

Departure from Jökulsárlón 15 minutes after the show ends.

Price from Kirkjubæjarklaustur KR. 3.000 (entrance fee is not included)

Price from Skaftafell and Freysnes KR. 2.500 (entrance fee is not included)

You can see more photos from the firework show from previous years here.

For more info check the site: https://visitvatnajokull.is/event/firework-show-at-jokulsarlon/

REYKJAVÍK GAY PRIDE

This colourful event brings tens of thousands of people into the city centre every year to show solidarity and to have fun with the gay community in Reykjavik. People of all genders, friends, relatives, and a fast-growing number of tourists, all come together to celebrate and support universal human rights.

Reykjavik Pride has been celebrated annually since 1999. Our cosy little pride, originally visited by some fifteen hundred onlookers, has blossomed and evolved into a colourful six-day celebration that attracts over 100 thousand guests from all over the world. Reykjavík Pride is one of the biggest little Pride Parades in the world Reykjavik Pride is an important event for the LGBT community in Iceland. The festival promotes visibility and courage and provides people with a platform to manifest their pride. The celebrations do not only mark a successful stage in the LGBT struggle; Reykjavik Pride is also one of the most vibrant and popular events on Reykjavík’s cultural calendar. By participating in the event in such large numbers, the Icelandic people regularly show valuable support, recognition and respect for the cause. For more information about the festival please visit the Reykjavik Pride website.

CULTURAL NIGHT

Reykjavik Culture Night will be held on August 18th 2018. The event is both created and enjoyed by city residents and takes place all across central Reykjavik, with celebrations in the streets and squares, in museums, businesses and residential gardens! The event’s slogan ‘come on in!’ is a reference to good old-fashioned customs of Icelandic hospitality.

Starting off the cultural night is Reykjavík marathon which attracts thousands of visitors every year. We have musicians and along the way of the run and Icelandic people gather up along the street to cheer for the runners, so a lot of fun!

Reykjavik Culture Night marks the start of the city’s cultural year when museums and theatres and other cultural institutions launch their annual program of events. The main objective of Reykjavik Culture Night is to deliver a diverse and rich offering of cultural events from 1-11pm, ending with a magnificent firework show by the harbour. All events are free of charge for everyone to enjoy. Reykjavik Culture Night is organised and produced by the events team at Reykjavík Cultural Office, in collaboration with other city departments, organisations, artists, societies and countless others.