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The cultural life in the south of Iceland is rich and diverse. Art exhibits year-round and various concerts featuring all types of music and groups are also frequent. Most towns have an amateur theatre with at least one production per year. Choirs are an integral part of Icelandic culture, and about one in three inhabitants are active choir members. Folk dance groups, card playing and chess clubs, poetry reading groups, and libraries play an essential part in daily life.


South Iceland has all kinds of museums. Most are pretty standard, but others are dedicated to more abstract things, such as ghosts and other curious phenomena.


There is no shortage of different kinds of exhibitions all over the country. They are dedicated to anything from toys to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Art exhibitions also vary greatly and may be found in all sorts of places.

Cultural Centres

Hosting cultural events and educational programs for people of all ages. Cultural centers are located in most parts of the country.

Visitor Centres

Located at most of the more important and more popular nature sites, museums, and cultural establishments, visitor centers provide information and the chance to purchase souvenirs.

Crafts & Design

All types of craft and design have become popular all over the country. The variety is quite remarkable, and it´s safe to say that the local´s creative spirit is very active. Craft and design products are sold at select markets, specialty stores, or via the artists’ websites.

Saga & Heritage

Learn more about the Icelandic Saga and Heritage by visiting different museums, cultural centers, and historical sites telling a story about Iceland’s heritage from different angles.