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Achingly hip Autumn festival in Iceland with a lineup that mixes international acts with local talent
For such a small population, Iceland packs a almighty punch when it comes to music and partying, and nowhere is that the case more than cult autumn icon Airwaves. Setting the musical agenda since 1999, it’s a hedonistic showcase for innovative music from Iceland and beyond.
Seriously cool, but with a healthy sense of fun and friendliness, Airwaves makes the most of Reykjavík’s vibrant (we say crazy) bar scene and Iceland’s otherworldly scenery, though you can’t camp so you’ll need to find your own digs.
To revive your spirits (and give your hangover a good soaking) head to the island’s Blue Lagoon geothermal spa and hang out with the beautiful – if slightly worse for wear – people.
How do I get there?
Travelling by Bus: When it comes to public transportation (called Strætó in Icelandic) Reykjavík has an excellent bus system with regular services to and from all the city’s major towns and attractions. For all information regarding public transport visit the Visit Reykjavík site.
Day Tickets: 18.500 kr.
Closing Show Tickets: 8900 ISK
When can I get them?
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Where can I get them?
Tickets are available via the website.