Þjóðleikhúsið

Þjóðleikhúskjallarinn

The basement of the National Theatre of Iceland has served a variety of functions through the years, most notably as a meeting place for the Reykjavík chapter of the Social Democratic Alliance on January 21, 2009, wherein they...
 
 
Hressó

Hressó

The bar recently underwent a bit of a facelift with snazzy colourful cushions replacing worn leather booths. There are plenty of seats here during the day, but they clear half of them out on late weekend nights and during Airwa...
 
 
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Harlem

Harlem’s walls are essentially a permanent exhibition of some of the best contemporary Icelandic artists. Fittingly, young artists and art students make up a considerable chunk of the crowd. They engage in intensive table...
 

 
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Gamla Bíó

A film theatre turned opera house, Gamla Bíó is the go-to place for the Icelandic Opera troupe. During the Reykjavík Airwaves, it also turns into a lively venue for the gigs worthy of sitting down to. Thursday 19:10 1860 20:...
 
 
frikirkjan

Fríkirkjan

Sitting comfortable and beautiful along the edge of Tjörnin pond, this lovely white church acts as host to some the festival’s most exclusive, prestigious concerts. Regardless of your religion, this space is undeniably m...
 

 
harpa

Harpa

Nestled in the harbour, the massive Harpa Concert and Conference Hall provides the festival with three beautiful, state-of-the-art show rooms, along with restaurants, stores and a stunning view. There’s a super swanky bar...
 
 
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Iðnó

A grand old historical theatre by the pond, this charming venue is decked out in swanky 19th Century décor and holds a super fancy restaurant where the MPs from Parliament next door like to lunch. It’s got a great capacity a...
 
 
amsterdam

Amsterdam

Establishing itself in 2011 as the punk and metal central for Airwaves, this unlikely bar comes pre-warmed by a crowd of hard-drinking, hard-partying regulars. Between the cheap beers and the VLT machines, you can expect a grit...
 

 
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Gamli Gaukurinn

Here’s a venue with a great story! Gamli Gaukurinn existed in its current location many years ago, being one of the original Airwaves venues and known for some of the most memorable shows of the ‘80s, ‘90s and early 2000s...
 
 
listasafn

Reykjavík Art Museum

Once a year the Reykjavík Art Museum is transformed into a concert venue like no other. The stark, white prison-like hall that inspires thoughts of madness has led to some of the craziest shows and wildest dancing the festival...