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Grímsey - Solstice Festival

The inhabitants of Grímsey, Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island and the only part of the country that lies above the Arctic Circle, will celebrate the summer solstice from 21st to 24th June with a festival, offering visitors a chance to participate in the celebrations.

In 2019 the Solstice Festival in Grímsey will be held 21st to 24th June.

Experience extreme beauty on the Island of Grímsey and along with the midnight sun watch thousands of puffins in flight and nesting. Grímsey has one of the larges puffin colonies in Iceland.

Below is the program of the festival 2018 which gives an idea of its content. New program for the year 2019 will be added as soon as it is known or minimum 2 weeks prior  to the festival.

Thursday 21st June
12-14            Market (at ferry time)
18-20            Tapas Night at Krían restaurant
20:00            Concert at Krían restaurant
22:00            Sailing tour around the island
00:00            Ceremony - Orbis et Globus (Circle and Sphere)
00:30            Summer solstice, walk to the north end of Grímsey to enjoy the sunset - live music

Friday 22nd June
12-14            Market at the pier
15:00            Iceland-Nigeria, World Cup. The game will be shown at Krían restaurant
17:00-17:45  Fishing for kids
19:00            Sea food night. Price: Adults-4000 ISK, Children 6-14-2000 ISK, Children 0-5 Free Admission 
21:00            Family ball-Free Admission

Saturday 23rd June
11:00              Fun run/ Guided walking tour
14:00              Treasure hunt
16:00              Beach trip/ - Grilled Hot Dogs
20:00              Kiwanis - Annual party
00:00              Ball - Midsummer night. 16 year old age limit

Sunday 24th June
12-14              Market at the pier
12:00              Hamburger offer at Krían for the festival's guests 
14:00              Stonepainting for the kids
21:00              Bonfire and singing    

Swimming pool is open from 12:00-14:00 

Free admission to all events except for Sea food night and Annual Party
Age limit is 16 years at the Annual Party
Thursday night - Tapasnight at Krían – for reservations call: +354-898-2058 and +354-467-3112.
Happy hour at Krían from 16.00-18.00 from thursday-sunday

Playground for kids

On facebook: Sólstöðuhátíð Grímsey

The ferry Sæfari leaves from Dalvík at 09.00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
For bookings visit the ferry's website
Flights from Akureyri everyday, visit Air Iceland Connect for further information and bookings.