|Glacial Fireworks, Culture and Blueberries This Weekend|
|Written by Iceland Review|
|Friday, 26 August 2011 17:30|
The annual Akureyri festival, Akureyrarvaka, which commemorates its anniversary and marks the end of the Art Summer, kicks off in the town’s Botanical Garden tonight at 9 pm with various events, including fiery hot Cuban salsa, a musical performance act, an elfish feast and a concert by Helgi and hljódfaeraleikararnir.
Helgi og hljódfaeraleikararnir. Photo by Daníel Starrason.
According to a press release, the festival has never been more eventful with almost 100 items on the program which is still growing.
One of the festival’s focus points this year is local design and tomorrow night both professional and amateur designers will display their products widely around the town center. For the full program, go to visitakureyri.is.
Meanwhile, one of the highlights of the Icelandic tourist season will take place at Jökulsárlón, the glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland, tomorrow at 11 pm, where there will be a fireworks show over the floating icebergs, Morgunbladid reports.
In the West Fjords a Blueberry Festival will take place in Súdavík where visitors are encouraged to pick blueberries in between musical performances and other events.
|Last Updated on Monday, 29 August 2011 11:25|