For many Icelanders, the sea plays an important role in their history and economy. This gratefulness is expressed in Iceland’s annual Festival of the Sea. Also known as Sjómannadagur or Seaman’s Day, the festival is a weekend celebration of seafaring culture. It is a weekend of merry making celebrated every first Sunday of June.
During the festival, every ship in Iceland stays in the harbour and the sailors take a day off for a weekend of fun activities with family, friends, and other sailors. Attendees of the festival will definitely enjoy it especially with the following activities: