Lifestyle & Culture

Reykjavik is family friendly. The Reykjavik Children's Culture festival opening ceremony.

Family friendly Reykjavik

Children’s culture, culture for children and culture with children; these are the three main aspects of the Reykjavik Children’s Culture Festival, a week long arts and culture festival dedicated to children and youth, happening from 29 April to 4 May. This […]

Icelandic heavy metal group Skalmold poster

Heavy metal at Reykjavik City Theater

Just awarded as Performance of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards the ever-hard metal group Skalmold prepares to trash the Reykjavik City Theater with their rendition of Baldur on 23-24 April. This story was told so magnificently in the […]

New Year's Bonfire in Iceland

A Happy New Year in Iceland

As parties go in Iceland there is probably none bigger than New Year’s Eve. Icelanders go all out on food, drinks and fireworks. Some celebrate just with their family but others invite their friends over for a night of partying […]

Reykjavik Visual Music

Reykjavik Visual Music 2014

If you’re flying with WOW air to Iceland the last weekend of January, you should check out the Reykjavik Visual Music – Punto y Raya Festival. A feast of pure Colour, Motion and Sound. Non-representational Art takes the lead at […]


Iceland’s icons of contemporary popular music

Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson is one of Iceland’s leading songwriters with over 300 published songs, six musicals and many national hits under his belt. As one of the founders of one of Iceland’s most popular rock group Todmobile, founded 25 years […]


Skálmöld’s reign of terror

Skálmöld was founded in August 2009 and has since become the biggest metal act in Iceland. Skálmöld plays music that could be described as “battle metal”, a potion of epic Viking metal, old school death and thrash metal, entwined with […]

Photo Exhibition

Photography exhibition STEYPA in Djúpavík (Westfjords)

Luke Boxall wrote to us about this fascinating photography exhibition in Djúpavík: Back in March, WOW air blogged about the remote municipality of Árneshreppur in the Westfjords. What the folks didn’t manage to WOW about then was a rather rustic […]


Ten WOW things to do in Iceland – Svandís Nanna Pétursdóttir

Svandís Nanna Pétursdóttir is a 23 year old stewardess, born and raised in Reykjavik. She’s adventurous and loves all sorts of crazy things. During the winter she studies Tourism at the University of Iceland. Svandís Nanna loves travelling all around […]


Ten WOW things to do in Iceland – Catherine Côté

Catherine Côté is a very colourful French-Canadian girl, who has lived in Iceland for almost a year now. She came to Iceland for the first time in 2010, and loved it so much that she promised herself to go back […]


Icelandic songs and singers at Harpa Concert Hall

Iceland has an endless amount of musicians, and it‘s not all just Björk and Sigurrós. If you‘re in the mood for some classical music, you should go to the Harpa Concert Hall by the Reykjavik harbour. There you‘ll find all […]

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