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Best of South Iceland July 18 - 25

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  • Stokkseyri harbour festival Join in the fun! From July 18-20 in Stokkseyri town. 

This is the South Iceland section of Best of Iceland This Week, the only Icelandic guide of its kind. New every week.


Stokkseyri harbour festival
A family festival in the town Stokkseyri will take place from July 18 – 20 and there are plenty of events on the schedule. To start, there will be singing around a campfire as well as great food and stories, as the summer sun lights up the evening sky. Bring the kids so they can get their face painted or pet an Icelandic horse. There are events for the parents as well with a ball dance taking place on Saturday night, followed by a pancake tasting the following morning. You can view the full schedule for the event here.

Jazz under the Mountains in Skógar Museum
The initiators of the “Jazz under the Mountains” festival are the Skógar Folk Museum and the saxophonist Sigurður Flosason, who is the museum’s artistic director. The original idea behind the festival was to organize dynamic and positive cultural events in order to promote the Icelandic culture and increase the region’s tourist flow. But the festival also exists in order to offer jazz fans the unique opportunity of seeing and enjoying great Icelandic artists in a beautiful setting. The event take place this Saturday, July 19.

Farmhotel Efsti-Dalur – Local Ice cream café
There is never a bad time for Ice Cream. Especially when you have the opportunity to eat some flavors produced from the milk of the local cows of Iceland. You can even watch the cows while you enjoy your frozen treat at the Farmhotel Efsti-Dalur located in South Iceland. Visit their facebook page to learn more about this unique dining experience, and put the "Ice" in "Iceland" by enjoying some ice cream from an authentic Icelandic cafe.

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