A roundup of things to do in Reykjavík this May, as prepared by your
gastricly challenged culturally enlightened editors.
- The Reykjavík Arts Festival takes over the capital May 10 to 26. It features hundreds of people that you’ve never heard of who have more talent than Robbie Williams. Oh right, there are mimes too, so, uh, the less said the better.
- And you thought the rite of spring involved naked pagan girls or vigorous cleaning rituals (or both). From the guy who brought you Iceland Airwaves comes the Rite of Spring Music Festival. Jazz, folk, and world music mix with Scandinavian sensibility May 17 to 19. So funktified.
- Condé Nast has just named Silfur one of the top 26 restaurants in Europe. Top 26?! Damn that McDonalds in Prague! But we would kill for some Chicken McNuggets.
- Teach your kids where all that food comes from at the Reykjavík Zoo. There may not be giraffes, but a mama sheep just gave birth to five little baby lamb chops. Awe, they’re so delicious.
And hey – let’s be careful out there.