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Summer Solstice Festival

Summer Solstice Festival

The event is celebrated annually in Grímsey island.

The inhabitants of Grímsey, Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island and the only part of the country that lies on the Arctic Circle, celebrate the summer solstice from the 21st to the 23rd of June with a family festival, offering visitors a chance to participate in the celebrations.

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

The program for the 2024 festival is not yet available, but the previous program can be viewed below, as it usually does not change much between years.


  • 20.30: Concert at restaurant Krían


  • 15.00: Angling competition for children (children below 10 years of age accompanied by adults)
  • 19.00: Tapas evening at restaurant Krían (table reservation tel: 8982058)
  • 21.00: Sailing around the island Grímsey
  • 22.30: Walk to the Arctic Circle
  • 23.00: Concert on the Arctic Circle


  • 11.30: Family game by the restaurant Krían (children below 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult)
  • 14.00: Cocoa event by "Bakkakarlinn"
  • 18.00: Seafood buffet
  • 20.00: Children's dance in the community house Múli
  • 21.00: Dance in the community house Múli


  • 12.00: Guided walk from the harbor
  • 20.00: Bonfire and songs by Borgartún
  • Note that outdoor events depend upon weather

Opening hours and services:

  • Store: Daily between 15.00-16.00
  • Restaurant Krían: Friday 12.00-23.00, Saturday 12.00-17.00, Sunday 12.00-21.00
  • Hotdog stand: Friday and Saturday 12.00-17.00, Sunday 12.00-21.00
  • The pool: Friday 18.00-19.30, Saturday 13.00-16.00, Sunday 13.00-15.00
  • Gallery: Open during ferry stop

Free entrance to all events except the Tapas evening, Seafood buffet, and dance. Play area for children daily.

The ferry Sæfari will sail between Dalvík and Grímsey five days a week, while Norlandair flies between Akureyri and Grímsey on Tuesdays and Sundays. An additional flight on Friday, is scheduled due to the festival.

For further information, visit www.grimsey.is

June 21 - June 23