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Culture

Culture

When it comes to art and culture, there is plenty to choose from. From „happenings“ to more classic art exhibitions, anything can be found in most parts of the country and in the most unlikely places. Concerts are held at larger concert halls or even in the performers’ living room.

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 special markets, specialty stores or via the artists’ websites.

Cultural Centres

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

Exhibitions

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.

Libraries & Archives

Most parts of the country have their own archives and most populated areas have libraries, differing in size and variety.

Museums

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

Visitor Centres

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

South Iceland

Towns & Villages

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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Map Höfn Kirkjubæjarklaustur Vík Vestmannaeyjar Hvolsvöllur Flúðir Laugarvatn Reykholt Laugarás Borg Brautarholt Hveragerði Árnes Selfoss Hella Stokkseyri Eyrarbakki Þykkvibær Þórlákshöfn