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Fishermen's Day (June)

Fishermen's Day is an event dedicated to Iceland’s seamen, called Sjómannadagur in Icelandic. This is an annual event that commemorates Iceland’s seafaring culture and sailors.  The celebration traditionally take place on the first Sunday in June.

The sea and its sailors are a vital part of Icelandic culture and every year most of the ships in Iceland remain in the harbour over the weekend while the sailors have the day off to take part in the festivities.

The day used to be celebrated in almost each town and village, but is now only celebrated in some.  In the area of Eyjafjörður the day is usually celebrated in Ólafsfjörður, Akureyri, Hrísey and Grímsey.

The Fishermen's Day is on 12th June 2022