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Iceland Airwaves Festival 2023, 02 - 04 November in Reykjavik

Iceland Airwaves Festival

WHERE: Reykjavík, Iceland.
WHEN: from 02 to 04 November 2023

Are you looking for a unique event in an equally suggestive context? One of the coolest and trendiest annual festivals on the entire music scene? (based on what David Fricke, of the Rolling Stones said). Then Iceland Airwaves Festival is for you.

Even the latest edition received a lot of success from critics. In the beautiful setting of Iceland, you can enjoy 3 days of music. Around 100 artists from 25 countries will perform in beautiful Reykjavík, offering music ranging from electronic to alternative / rock / pop. As per tradition, emerging and promising artists will alternate with real stars, Icelandic and international.

The first historic concert, in 1999, went down in history for its incredible location: the hangar of Reykjavík airport! The 2022 edition, as for last year, will mark a return to origins, presenting shows in any type of place; from small bars and bookstores, to large theaters and concert halls. Among these: Fríkirkjan, Gaukurinn, Gamla Bíó, Húrra, Idnó, Museum of Art.

Iceland Airwaves Festival is organized and produced by Iceland Music Export, and is sponsored by Icelandair, the historic company, founder of the festival.

The event is also an opportunity to set out to discover the Icelandic capital; a city of sure charm, which will conquer you. You can decide to visit a museum, or enjoy a fantastic skyline from the top of Hallgrimskirkja; you can go shopping in the beautiful streets of the historic center or go as far as Blue Lagoon.

Iceland Airwaves Festival



The best, quickest and cheapest way to get to Reykjavik is without a doubt the plane. The Keflaví International Airport, after all, it is well connected to the main cities and European capitals.

With a direct flight, or a simple stopover, it is possible to arrive smoothly in Iceland. Airport Direct offers direct connections from the international airport to the city center, every day 24/7. Tickets cost 3890kr for adults and 1945kr for children aged 3 to 13.


Here is the concert calendar and the official loineup of the 2023 edition of the Icelandic festival:

  • THURSDAY 02: Ash Olsen, Cyber, Domi And Jd Beck, Helín Hall, Fókus, Gallus, Gugusar, Hatari, Jelena Ciric, Jonathan Hultén, Kári, Karítas, Kvikindi, Lón, Love’n’joy, Monikaze, Myrkvi, Sunna Margrét, Superserious, Una Torfa, Whispering Sons, Yard Act.
  • FRIDAY 03: Ásdís, Axel Flóvent, Balming Tiger, Blondshell, Bombay Bicycle Club, Caleb Kunle, Cassia, Daniil, Donkey Kid, Faux Real, Fetish, Fran Vasilic, Ghostly Kisses, Gkr, Gróa, Hekla, Jj Paulo, Kneecap, Kristín Sesselja, Lime Garden, Markéta Irglova, Nanna, Neonme, Sigrún Stella, Skaar, Slowshift, Superjava, The Goa Express, Warmland.
  • SATURDAY 04: Andy Shauf, Anjimile, Anna Gréta, Arny Margret, Celebs, Clubdub, Daði Freyr, Donkey Kid, Dustin O’halloran, Ex.Girls, Eydís Evensen, Gaidaa, Greyskies, Jfdr, Kónguló, Kusk &Amp; Óviti, Madmadmad, Mick Strauss, Mugison, Nanna, Önnu Jónu Son, Sandrayati, Soffía, Sprints, Squid, Superjava, Tilbury, Trentemøller


The Festival Pass offers full access to the 3 days of the Festival. It costs 22900 ISK (just under 154€) per person. The ticket for a single day (choice of the 3 available) costs 11900 ISK per person.

By adding an additional 12000kr to the ticket price, you can secure the UPGRADE version. The latter includes numerous benefits, including priority access, exclusive gifts and bracelets, the chance to meet artists up close, and a 20% discount at bars, restaurants and experiences.


The apartments and the Guesthouse are the most practical solutions with the best quality/price ratio; as well, l is more popular among tourists. Town House, Reykjavik Rainbow, Fálkinn or Oddinn are really excellent solutions. Anyone wishing to opt for the classic hotel, with City Park is almost safe. From this link, the complete list of facilities in the city.

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