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Alma – AV AV AV – Bedouine – Blood Orange – Cashmere Cat – Crumb – Danny & The Veetos – Descartes A Kant – Eivør – Fieh – Fontaines D.C. – Gaffa Tape Sandy – Girlhood – Girl Ray – Hak Baker – Husky Loops – Injury Reserve – Jarami – Jimothy Lacoste – JMSN – Jockstrap – Kat Frankie – Mari Kalkun – Mavi Phoenix – Mueveloreina – Naaz – Nadine Shah – Nanook – Natalie Prass – Off Bloom – Philip Emilio – Polo & Pan – Rejjie Snow – Rizan Said – Scarlet Pleasure – Smerz – Snail Mail – Soccer Mommy – Sorry – Stella Donnelly – Stereo Honey – Superorganism – Surma – Tamino – Tawiah – The Orielles – The Voidz – Tierra Whack – Tommy Cash – Trupa Trupa – Tuvaband – VAZ – WWWater – AFK – Agent Fresco – Andartak – Auður – Axel Flóvent – AmabAdamA – Ateria – Beebee and the Bluebirds – Between Mountains – Berndsen – Birgir – Birnir – BRÍET – Cyber – Daði Freyr – einarindra – Emmsjé Gauti – Floni – Future Figment – GlerAkur – GKR – Hatari – Hildur – Himbrimi – Hinemoa – Högni – Hórmónar – Hugar – Joey Christ – JóiPé X Króli – Júníus Meyvant – Karitas – Kef Lavík – Kiriyama Family – Kött Grá Pjé – Ljósfari – Logi Pedro – Mammút – Máni Orrason – Mighty Bear – Mr. Silla – Munstur – Ólafur Arnalds – Pink Street Boys – Ring of Gyges – Rythmatik – Shakes – Sóley – Snorri Helgason – Sturla Atlas – Sura – Svala – Sykur – Sycamore Tree – Teitur Magnússon – Úlfur Úlfur – Una Stef – Unnsteinn – Valdimar – VAR – Vio – Vök – Warmland – Ylja – Young Karin – Abbacook – Aurora – Barry Paquin Roberge – Benin City – Black Midi – Blanche – Boniface – Charles Watson – Flamingods – Haiku Hands – Hilang Child – Holy Nothing – James Vickery – Lisa Morgenstern – LYON – MorMor – Not3s – Plási – Pom Poko – Simon Raymonde (Bella Union) [DJ set] – Stephen Bass (Moshi Moshi) [DJ set] – Surf Dads – The Anatomy of Frank – Total Hip Replacement – Yeo – Zaar – Σtella – Ari Árelíus – Arnar Úlfur – Árni Vil – Árni – Árny – Árstídir – Asdfhg – Ásgeir – Austurvígstödvarnar – aYia – B1B2 – Bagdad Brothers – Bára Gísladóttir – Berghaim – Bervit [DJ set] – Bistro Boy – Bláskjár – CELL7 – Countess Malaise – Dadykewl – DJ Snorri Ástráds – DJ Flugvél & Geimskip – Elín Harpa – Elli Grill – Eydís Evensen – Febrúar – Futuregrapher – GDRN – Geisha Cartel – Godchilla – Gróa – Grúska Babúska – Gunnar Jónsson Collider – Heidrik – Helgi – Helgi Saemundur – Hildur Vala – Horrible Youth – Ingibjörg Turchi – JFDR – Jökull Logi – Julian Civilian – Kajak – Kjartan Holm – Korter Í Flog – KRÍA – Kul – LaFontaine – Lára Rúnars – Lord Pusswhip – Madonna + Child – Magnús Jóhann – Matthildur – Milkywhale – Moonbear – Moses Hightower – Ragga Hólm – Reykjavíkurdaetur – Rock Paper Sisters – Sigrún – Sólstafir – Special-K – Sprite Zero Klan – Stafraenn Hákon – Tara Mobee – Tófa – Trptych – Two Toucans – Une Misère – Vasi – Vicky – Yung Nigo Drippin – Allanheimer – Alvia – Cola Boyy – Bodypaint – Carpet – ClubDub – Dead Sea Apple – Dr Spock – Fufanu – Gabríel – Grísalappalísa – Herra Hnetusmjör – Huginn – Klika – Mosi – Sylvia Erla – The Rhythm Method – Toy Machine – Team Dreams: Sin Fang, Sóley & Örvar Smárason

Venues

Official Venues

 

Official venues are programmed by Iceland Airwaves. Entry is with IA wristband only.
Check the IA app for days, time and program.

This year we welcome Kex Hostel as an official Iceland Airwaves venue for 2019.

Bryggjan Brugghús

Capacity: 200

📍 Grandagarður 8 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility

Fríkirkjan

Capacity: 380

📍 Fríkirkjuvegur 5, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Limited accessibility. Steps to main and side entrances.

Gamla Bíó

Capacity: 550

📍 Ingólfsstræti 2a, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility. Balcony on 2nd floor with elevator.

Gaukurinn

Capacity: 350

📍  Tryggvagata 22, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Limited accessibility. Stairs to 2nd floor.

Hard Rock Cafe Reykjavík

Capacity: 350
📍 Lækjargata 2A, 101 Reykjavik

Accessibility

Good accessibility. 

Harpa (Flói)

Capacity: 1000
📍 Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Hressingarskálinn (Hressó)

Capacity: 430

📍 Ingólfsstræti 2a, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility. 

Reykjavík Art Museum

Capacity: 1000

📍 Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility. Good accessibility. Balcony on 2nd floor with elevator.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

National Theater of Iceland

Capacity: 505
📍 Hverfisgata 19, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Dedicated section for wheelchairs.

Reykjavík Art Museum

Capacity: 1000

📍 Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility. Good accessibility. Balcony on 2nd floor with elevator.

Silfursalir

Capacity: 500

📍Hallveigarstíg 1, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility. Elevator to downstairs.

Skúli Craft Bar (Official IA Clubhouse)


📍 Aðalstræti 9, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Sundhöllin (3pm – 7pm Saturday only)

 

📍 Barónsstígur 45a, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility. 

Off-Venues

Accessibility

Limited accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Limited accessibility. Stairs to main entrance.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Hilton Reykjavík Nordica

📍Suðurlandsbraut 2, 108 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Accessible entrance at rear.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar

📍Laugavegur 120, 105 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Not accessible.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Iceland University of the Arts

📍 Skipholti 31, 105 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Stúdentakjallarinn

📍 Háskólatorg, 101 Reykjavík

Accessibility

Good accessibility.

Schedule

Special Events

Ásgeir Presents: Straight to Vinyl 

Ásgeir and Axel Flóvent, Júníus Meyvant, JFDR, aYia, Charles Watson, Hilang Child, Bríet and Between Mountains will record sessions cut live to vinyl and given away exclusively to a handful of very lucky Airwaves ticket holders. RSVP essential.

Reykjavik Music Walk

The one hour tour focuses on Iceland’s pop and rock history and the landmark sites that have contributed to its remarkable success abroad. The walk is guided by Arnar Eggert, Iceland’s foremost popular music historian and journalist. Complimentary availability is no longer available.

Pool Party at Sundhöllin

The Iceland Airwaves pool party at Sundhöll. Party in the pool with music from DJ Snorri Ástráðs, Daði Freyr and BRÍET. Wristbands only. RSVP essential.

6am Rave with Yoga Moves

The 6am experience brings together yoga, breathing, intentions, music, dance, games, joy and meditation. RSVP essential.

Festival opening at Grund

We celebrate the opening of Iceland Airwaves with a special performance by Sóley for the residents at Grund. All welcome.

20th Anniversary Party

Celebrating 20 years of Iceland Airwaves with original bands Carpet, Toy Machine, Dead Sea Apple and more. Wristband for entry.

Amazing discounts for Iceland Airwaves wristband holders!

Reykjavík has more good things than you’ll ever have time to experience in one visit, so spend your time wisely. We have collected a list of the best places to go eating, drinking, shopping, banking, adventuring and driving.

These great companies offer 10% discount to wristband holders and 20% discount to Airwaves Plus wristband holders.*

Enjoy Reykjavík!

Dining Out

Smack bang in the heart of downtown Reykjavík, American Bar stocks a dizzying array of beers and a menu of tasty American classics – from hamburgers, ribs and chicken wings to shakes and fries.

Lebowski is the Reykjavík bar that rocks. Come grab a beer, delicious burger, milkshake or try their very own cocktail specialty ‘White Russian’.

Tommi’s Burger Joint

📍 Geirsgata 1, 101 Reykjavík

Since 1981 Tommi’s have made a lot of burgers! Their no nonsense combination of fantastic beef, fresh vegetables, and freshly baked buns makes for an optimal classic burger choice.

From their fresh fish to salads, hamburgers, sandwiches and steaks, Sólon Bistro is a downtown must, also boasting an extensive wine list all within a stately old building.

Welcome to the Rekyjavík edition of Hark Rock. Featuring favourites like their bruschetta, ribs, and grilled chicken, Hard Rock also delivers an extensive menu of cocktails and alcohol-free drinks.

For a great place to dine and drink in Reykjavík’s harbour, Bryggjan Brugghús serves gourmet seafood courses and quality craft beers served straight to the glass from the brewery.

Skúli Craftsbar hosts an excellent variety of beers on tap as well as a great selection of premium bottled craft brews in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

A 101 classic, Prikið is Rekyjavík’s one of the city’s oldest pub and coffee houses, and boasts a great selection of diner classics from breakfast right through to late dining.

Located inside Gaukurinn bar and venue, Veganæs is a vegan diner serving you the best comfort foods and hangover cures like burgers, vegan steaks, grilled cheese and more.

Inside Kex Hostel you’ll find Sæmundur í Sparifötunum, serving excellent pub grub and drinks, their Icelandic inspired menu focusing on meals using fresh, local ingredients.

Grillmarket is a magical fusion of tradition and modern cuisine, where locally sourced produce such as lamb, beef and skyr are enchanted through the use of fire, smoke, fire logs and coal.

IÐNÓ is a restaurant, café and a cultural centre by the Pond in Reykjavik. At IÐNÓ, you can spend your day enjoying delicious food, coffee or a fabulous cocktail all while watching swans land on the pond. What could possibly beat that?

Ísafold Restaurant brings together seasonal cooking, local produce and quality drinks in an intimate and beautifully decorated space, nestled away on Þingholtsstræti in the heart of downtown.

Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar

📍 Laugavegur 120, 105 Reykjavík

Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar is a Nordic fusion restaurant, bringing together a taste of Iceland’s finest modern cooking with an unexpected twist, in a memorable and welcoming atmosphere.

A top floor restaurant located in the center of down town Reykjavik, Ský offers delicious food, fun drinks and spectacular views over the city center, harbour, Harpa Conert Hall and more.

Early until late, Slippbarinn is the perfect place to gather with old and new friends over a drink in this vibrant part of town by the Old Harbour. The drink menu has an impressive selection of cocktails and wines that will melt the heart of those who love a nice drink.

Reykjavík Roasters

📍Freyjugata 41

Reykjavík Roasters import good beans, roast them with care and brew them to the best of their abilities for the enjoyment of everyone who appreciates great coffee.

Kaffibrennslan

📍Laugarvegi 21

A classic for excellent coffee, cake and more, Kaffibrennslan is located in a charming, free standing house located on Laugavegur in downtown Reykjavík.

Other

66° North have been making outdoor clothing for Icelanders since 1926. Their products are a fusion of our strong Icelandic heritage, contemporary design, craftsmanship and technical fabrics.

Landsbankinn offers a full range of financial services with the country’s largest branch network and 17 ATMs located all around Reykjavík.

A globally recognised brand, from budget to luxury travel, Hertz has all options for vehicle hire during your Iceland stay covered. Enjoy great service and savings.

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