What would you do if I told you that you could dance, sing, create, and learn about traditional arts from around the world, all in beautiful Northern Iceland? You wouldn’t believe me, right? Well, time to pinch yourself. The Vaka Folk Festival will hit the northern shores on June 10 with all this, and more! The annual festival is based out of Akureyri and features artists, musicians, and craftsmen from all over. There will be workshops for everything from making your own purse to playing the Icelandic tvísöngur, and also many live performances and concerts for those who prefer a more passive experience. So if you’re aching to learn both Finnish and ancient Scottish folksongs, Akureyri is only a six-hour drive from the city.
The festival runs until June 13 from 10:00-23:00 everyday. Tickets are 7,500 ISK. You can view the full programme here.