Events in Iceland

A Celebration of Cultural Vibrancy and Dynamic Happenings

People watching fireworks in Reykjavik on New Year's EveEvents

New Year's Eve Magic: Welcoming the New Year in Iceland

Are you looking for a magical and unforgettable way to ring in the New Year? Look no further than Iceland New Years, where the unique blend of natural beauty and vibrant cultural festivities create a truly enchanting experience! Discover the lively atmosphere of Reykjavik, awe-inspiring fireworks displays, heartwarming bonfire gatherings, and the iconic Áramótaskaup comedy show. And as an added bonus, you might even catch a glimpse of the mesmerizing Northern Lights - what could be more magical?

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Aron Freyr
By Aron FreyrNov 1, 2023 • 11 min read
A snowy view of Reykjavik Iceland with Hallgrímskirkja in the backgroundEvents

Yuletide Magic: Christmas Celebrations in the Land of Fire and Ice

Ho ho ho, it’s about to be the most wonderful time of the year again, Christmas! A holiday that is known for spending time with your loved ones. The normal in most countries is lighting the Christmas tree and giving presents. While this does happen in Iceland, there are also special traditions and tales that are different from the rest of the world. Keep reading to learn all about Christmas in Iceland.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistDec 22, 2022 • 11 min read
Halloween pumpkins sitting near mountains in IcelandEvents

Trick or Treat: Halloween Fun in the Land of Fire and Ice

It’s that time of year again! The streets are filled with spooky ghouls and terrifying goblins. The foggy fall night cascades over the bright orange jack-o-lanterns. And suddenly you realize you may have spent too much money on your Halloween Costume. If you are American or European this is most likely your normal. However, not all countries celebrate Halloween and if they do, they might do it a little bit differently than you. So let’s discuss if Iceland is on that list and how you can get spooky with Icelanders on October 31st this year.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistOct 31, 2022 • 16 min read
 The gay pride flag flies in the Icelandic windEvents

Gay Pride in Iceland - Everything You Need to Know

As Iceland is known for its progressive attitude towards LGBTQ+ rights, the country's Gay Pride celebration is nothing short of spectacular. Each year, a vibrant, week-long festival floods the streets of Reykjavík, the capital city, embodying the spirit of love, acceptance, and freedom.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistJul 13, 2022 • 11 min read
Thorrablot in Iceland food in Iceland. Sheep head, shark and more.Events

Winter Celebration: Þorrablót Festivities in Iceland

Every year from mid-January to mid-February Icelanders gathers together to celebrate Thorrablot. A mid-winter festival that showcases traditional Iceland food followed by dancing the night away.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistJun 29, 2022 • 5 min read
Icelandic sheep's in a Round-Up in IcelandEvents

Iceland's réttir: Sheep roundup

Every Spring after lambing season, over 800,000 Sheep roam the Icelandic countryside. Farmers allow their flocks to be in a free range, allowing them to chow down on all of the lush landscape freely for the summer. Then in the early fall, the Sheep are rounded up and collected by the farmers. This day turns into a town party! Keep reading to learn about Iceland’s primary animal and how they are rounded up each year.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistJun 28, 2022 • 6 min read
Blue, red and white Icelandic flag on a nice summer dayEvents

Independence Day Joy: June 17th National Day in Iceland

On the 17th of June every year Icelanders celebrate the Icelandic National Day but why? And how do we celebrate it?

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistJun 14, 2022 • 6 min read