From Iceland — Downtown Streets To Close For Airwaves

Downtown Streets To Close For Airwaves

Published October 19, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Bjarni Brynjólfsson

A portion of downtown Reykjavík will once again be closed to car traffic during the Iceland Airwaves music festival.

RÚV reports that the Department of Environment and Planning for the City of Reykjavík has put forward a proposal to close Reykjavík’s main street of Laugavegur from Bankastræti to Þingholtsstræti, as well as Skólavörðustígur from Bergstaðastræti to Bankastræti, for the duration of Airwaves. As this idea was also implemented last year, it will likely go into effect this year as well.

It is estimated that some 6,000 foreign guests will be attending Airwaves this year, with 9,000 tickets sold – and these numbers do not even include those going to off-venue shows. The majority of these shows will be happening downtown.

To follow everything going on this year, check out our dedicated Airwaves page, where we will be publishing one article a day on this event, every day, until the festival begins. At that point, our coverage will expand to keep you on top of practically everything going on at Airwaves.

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