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Summer Solstice - Grímsey (June)

The inhabitants of Grímsey, Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island and the only part of the country that lies above the Arctic Circle, celebrates the summer solstice the days surrounding 22nd of June with a family festival, offering visitors a chance to participate in the celebrations.


In 2023 the Solstice Festival in Grímsey will be held 23rd to 25th of June

Program 2022 (the program for 2023 will be lunched closer to the date).

Thursday 20th
18:00                            Restaurant Kría is open
21:00                            Live music concert in restaurant Kría. 

Friday 21st 
15:00                            Live music at the patio by gallerí Gullsól
17:00                            Grímsey swimming pool open according to appointment
17:30                            Fishing competition for kids
19:00 – 20:30              Village crawl. guests travel from home to home and taste homemade soups
22:00                           Sailing around the island
23:59                            Walk to enjoy the midnight sun, with live music 

Saturday 22nd
11:00                              Guided walk in Icelandic
14:00                             Family scavenger hunt
15:00 - 17:00                Grímsey swimming pool
19:00                             Seafood buffet by the islands woman's association
21:00                             Children's ball
23:00                            Annual Ball at the community center

Sunday 23rd
13:00 - 14.30                Grímsey swimming pool
21:00                            Campfire and campfire-songs at the beach

Experience extreme beauty on the Island of Grímsey and along with the midnight sun watch thousands of puffins and other seabirds. www.grimsey.is

Free admission to all events except for Sea food buffet and the Annual Ball.

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.