This event takes place on the first Sunday in June. Fishing has always been very important to the Icelandic way of living and as Akureyri houses one of the largest fishing companies in Iceland the day is celebrated with various events. Fishing vessels stay docked in the harbour during the celebrations, so that the sailors can spend the day with their families.
2019 Fishermen‘s day in Akureyri is on Sunday the 2nd of June
08:00 Citizens of Akureyri will rise their Icelandic flags at home for the day.
11:00 Religious service for the Fishermen in Glerarkirja and Akureyrarkirkja.
12:15 Floral offer for all the lost fishermen at the side of Glerarkirkja.
13.00 Sailing with Húni II and other boats from the pier by downtown. No fee, everyone is welcome.
13.45 Light music by Akureyri Brass Band at Nökkvi Sailing Club, while the club members do a sailing exhibition.
16:00 Sailing trip with Húni II from the pier Downtown. No fee, everyone is welcome.
17:00 Sailing trip with Húni II from the pier Downtown. No fee, everyone is welcome.
HAMRAR OUTDOORS CENTRE
14.00 Starting with Jumping castles, electric carts, pillow fights, canoes in the lake, hot dogs for sale, and so on.
15.00 Starting of the program: Ivan Mendez plays the National Anthem, the group „Norðlenskar konur í tónlist“ will play fishermen‘s traditional songs, and it will end with a magic spectacle by og Einar Mikael.
Everyone is welcome!