As we make our way into May, Iceland has seen the weather warming up, which means that summer is arriving. This also means that many of us are awakening from our winter slumber and beginning to head out of the house to see what’s going on in the big world out there.
Take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather with these Adventures in Iceland this May
The Northern Lights are taking a much-deserved break which means that nights are free to explore the myriad of things to do in Reykjavík. From Game of Thrones screenings to live game shows, here’s a list of some of the things you can do this week.
Monday, May 6
Game of Thrones watch party at Loft, Hosted by Hans, 9 pm. FREE
Come watch the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones in style. Winter may be gone outside, but it has arrived at Loft Hostel, where the beer is flowing, the screen is ready, and the seats are waiting for you.
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Hosted by Hans of House Hans, the First Of Their Name, the Unblended, Monarch of the Gutters, the Trashcans and the Busted Queens, Queen/King/Thing of Drag-Súgur, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Skirt, Protector Of The Realm, Lady Regent Of The Seven Kingdoms, Breaker Of Gender Constructs and Mother of Drag(ons).
Tuesday, May 7
Mjúk Lending / Soft Landing – MA Fine Arts Degree Exhibition The Living Art Museum, 12 pm to 6 pm
All are invited to an exhibition showcasing work from the MA Fine Arts Degree at the Iceland University of Art. The show is called ‘Soft Landing’ and contains eight individual pieces that at times cross over and intersect.
The works are by Katrina Jane Perry, Kimi Tayler, Kirill Lorech, María Hrönn Gunnarsdóttir, Margrét Helga Sesseljudóttir, Pier Yves Larouche, Ragnheiður Guðmundsdóttir and Sihan Yang.
Wednesday, May 8
Wings Wednesday at Brewdog, 11.30 am to 10 pm
One of the newest members of the craft brew bars in Reykjavík is offering an all you can eat treat. Every Wednesday is now ‘Wings Wednesday’ at Brewdog. For the price of a large portion, you can have all you can eat buffalo wings or buffalo cauliflower. Washing it down with happy hour beers is the perfect way to get through humpday.
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Thursday, May 9
French Café Songs, Petersen Suite, Gamla Bíó, 9 pm
Singer Unnur Sara Eldjárn is accompanied by pianist Birgir Þórisson to perform French café songs in a night to bring out the Francophile in everyone. Old favourites like Edith Piaf will, of course, make an appearance as well as songs from Unnur’s new album ‘Unnur Sings Gainsbourg.’
Friday, May 10
Drag Súgur: 2000’s, 9pm Gaukurinn 2,500kr.
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It’s a flashback drag extravaganza to lock into your calendar. Iceland’s premier drag night ‘Drag Súgur’ is back with their monthly show, and this time it’s all about the 2000s. Remember when Britney and Justin wore matching double denim? Remember when Linsay Lohan wasn’t a train wreck? Remember that time Britney shaved her head and beat up a car with an umbrella?
Get yourself down to Gaukurinn for a trip down memory lane you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets here
Saturday, May 11
Prosecco Saturday at Brewdog, All Day
Winter is over, which means it’s time to get into the summer groove. Nothing says a warm Saturday more than Prosecco, and Brewdog is offering a special deal to make you pop.
All day on Saturday you can get a bottle of prosecco for just 3,490kr.
You can also book a table to unleash your prosecco praise by visiting brewdog.com
Sunday, May 12
Seat Filler – Free Live Game Show, The Secret Cellar, 12 pm
Iceland’s only dedicated comedy club brings you a live game show starring local comedians. Hosted by Dan Zerin and Huw Coverdale Jones, the seat filler challenges comedians to put their wits and humour against each other. Audience interaction takes centre stage in this game show as they pick the winner.
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