Medieval Market, Church and Pier Festivals in Iceland

medieval market gasirThe ancient marketplace Gásir in Eyjafjördur, close to Akureyri in north Iceland, will come alive this weekend. From July 16 to 19, handcrafters dressed in medieval fashion will demonstrate ironwork and other crafts, an old-fashioned ballgame will be played and spear fighters will put on a show.

Also, the longship Vésteinn will sail into the fjord and offer visitors sailing trips, and there will be guided tours around the archeological remains in the area, as stated on

The annual Skálholt Festival will take place at the ancient bishopric in south Iceland this upcoming weekend. The program will be related to the concert series Skálholt Summer Concerts, which will continue through August 7, and the honoring of late Bishop Dr. Sigurbjörn Einarsson’s (1911-2008) centennial anniversary, as it says on

Meanwhile, annual pier festivals will take place both in Drangsnes in the eastern West Fjords and Stokkseyri in the south this weekend. Both festivals include food, including seafood tasting in Drangsnes, music and boat trips. And in Húsavík, northeast Iceland, the traveling Nordic coastal culture festival Sail Húsavík will open.

Read the full story at Iceland Review Online



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