Festival in the capital
Culture Night in Reykjavík starts early, before nine o’clock when the Reykjavík Marathon starts. The first Marathon was 37 years ago, and now there were nine thousand participants in several distances. The Reykjavik Culture Night ends with a big fireworks show at 11 o’clock. This year was delayed by 15 minutes, probably because the musicians in Arnarhól had such a fantastic time and the audience had so much fun in the city centre. Culture Night has been held annually since 1986, when the capital celebrated its 200th anniversary as a market town. This is the city’s biggest festival, with around 100,000 people gathering in the city centre to enjoy parties, culture, music and food. There were a record 600 events this year, as the festival was cancelled the last two years due to the pandemic. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga, of course, went down to town to see and experience.