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National Day of Iceland (17th of June)

National Day of Iceland (17th of June)

The town is decorated with flags and a celebration program, suitable for all ages.

Happy Icelandic National Day!
Celebrations in Akureyri on June 17th 2023

People are encouraged to use environmental transport to and from the celebrational area.

*Published with a notice of possible changes

Akureyri Flower Car

The flower Car departs at Naustaskóli, stops at all of Akureyri‘s elementary schools and will be at the Botenical garden around 12.00. 

Parade organized by the Scout Associaton Klakkur and Akureyri Trumpet band.

Let‘s celebrate Iceland‘s National Day by going to the parade witch starts at the old Householding School by Þórunnarstræti and continues south towards the Botenical Garden where the official celebration will be. Map of the parade‘s route can be found HERE.

Celebration at the Botenical Garden – Stage A, Yard 1

Presenter of the celebration will be Sesselía Ólafsdóttir, Akureyri‘s artist of the year 2023

  • Flag Salute
  • Akureyri Trumpet Band
  • Prayers and blessing: Priest Sindri Geir Óskarsson
  • Akureyri Church choir director: Þorvaldur Arnar Davíðsson
  • Fjallkonan (e. Lady of the Mountain): Ylfa Rún Arnarsdóttir, graduate of VMA junior college
  • Speech by the mayor of Akureyri: Ásthildur Sturludóttir

Festival Area

14.00 - 17.00 - Botenical Garden, Yard 1 & 2 

14.00 – Singer Bjartmar Guðlaugsson – Stage A, Yard 1
14.35 – Dance performance by STEPS Dancecenter – Yard 1
14.40 – Performance by the band Brenndu Bananarnir – Stage B, Yard 1
15.00 – Kindergarden show Ljóstýra – Stage C, Yard 2
15.30 – Dance perfomance by DSA – Yard 1
15.35 – Performances by Akureyri Theater School for Kids - Stage C, Yard 2
16.10 – Singers Jónína Björt and Ívar Helga – Stage A, Yard 1
16.40 – Performance by the band Poets, Bullets, Society – Stage B, Yard 1

14.00 – 17.00 – Field by MA, Yard 3 

  • Scout Fair by Klakkur Scout Association and other activities for kids
  • Candy Shop by the Klakkur Scout Association
  • Bounce Houses
  • Box Climbing
  • Bylgjan Radio Station – Live from 12-16.
  • Food Trucks – 2Guys and Don Donuts open from 12
  • Face painting - available from 14-16


Go sailing with Húni II

Join the fun on sea by going for a short sailing trip with Húni. Notice that the boat has a limit of 80 passengers and it will be on first come first served bases. The ship will sail from the port „Fiskihöfn“, east of Hagkaup grocery store.

Other fun events in town on June 17th.
*Published with a notice of possible changes.

10.00 – 18.00 – Carshow at Boginn stadium – Akureyri Car Days 2023
13.00 – 16.00 – The Icelandic Aviation Museum‘s annual air show 
15.00 – 17.00 – Mysingur IV, Concerts – Akureyri Art Summer 2023
17.00 – 22.00 – Live artwork Raflínur – Akureyri Art Summer 2023
20.00 – 23.00 – Burnout – Akureyri Motorsport Area, Akureyri Car Days 2023
21.00 – 23.30 – Concerts: Bjartmar og Bergrisarnir – Græni Hatturinn
23.00 (Unconfirmed time) – Newly graduates from Akureyri Junior College march downtown - City Square

Festival Area

Bigger picture HERE

The main parking spots around the Celebration Area

People are encouraged to use environmental transport to and from the celebrational area.

  • Parking spot by Kaupvangur 1000m
  • Parking spot by Berjaya Akureyri Hotel 730m
  • Parking spot by Verkmenntaskólinn á Akureyri 620m
  • Parking spot below Rosenborg 600m
  • Parking spot by Akureyri Swimming Pool 530m
  • Parking spot by Krambúðin 530m
  • Parking spot by the Sport Stadium 400m
  • Parking spot my Akureyri Junior College 310m
Saturday, June 17
Lystigarður Akureyrar, Eyrarlandsvegur, Akureyri
Further info

People are encouraged to use environmental transport to and from the celebrational area.