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The Festival Weekend in Iceland

Coming weekend is the biggest festival and travel weekend here in Iceland.  Traffic is therefore heavy almost all over Iceland. This is the festval weekend since it’s a long weekend with a day off at most businesses on monday. In Snæfellsnes there’s no town or outdoor festival – so we’ll …

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Activities this weekend – Live music, pub crawl and Skotthúfan

People will most likely find some entertainment to satisfy their needs this weekend. Thursday the 6th of July two concerts will be held in Stykkishólmur at the same time. A group of musicians will perform some jazz-classics made famous by Monica Zetterlund in Stykkishólmskirkja (the church). Click here for the …

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Midsummer Night – Events

At midnight tonight Midsummer Night begins, or Jónsmessa, as it’s called in Iceland. According to Icelandic folklore cows begin to talk and seals will take human form. You might even meet some elves. During Midsummer Night the sun doesn’t set. It is believed that people can find rocks and stones with magical abilities. For …

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Local news in english

Snæfellingar.is is a local news site, covering affairs in the Snæfellsnes peninsula. We’ve decided to publish articles and news in english. The articles will be aimed at tourists and will hopefully give answers to things that local people find obvious but might be curious for people travelling around. For example, …

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June 17th – Icelandic National Day

Tomorrow (sat. June 17) Icelanders will celebrate their Independence. On that day, in 1944, Iceland gained independence from Danish rule and the Republic of Iceland was founded. The date coincides with the birthday of Jón Sigurðsson, the leader of the Icelandic Independence movement. Visitors will most likely see a parade led by a …

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