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LÚR-festival is a youth art festival held in Ísafjörður from the 12th to 15th of June. The Nordic instrument Lur will played on Thursday June 12th at . 20 o’clock to officially open the festival. The aim is to provide a platform for young artists in the westfjords to come forward and meet other artists.


A group of young people in the westfjords aged 16-26 years have been organizing the festival this past winter in Edinborg cultural center. Emphasis will be on visual arts , performing arts and film. The workshops will be themed taboo and a exhibition will be held during the festival. We get visitors from Europe, but there are two groups from Finland and Romania.

Want to participate in LÚR-festival?

Art exhibitions will be held around town , as well as, flea markets, fashion shows, films, performances, and music events.  Free dance classes hosted by Shär, which you can  register for here. The final show will be held, Saturday, June 14th where local bands and the Icelandic band Mammút will perform. For more information on the performance you can visit our Karolina Fund. 

We are LÚR – Farther Out of Nowhere, but nowhere is just a 35 minute flight from Reykjavík.  Here it’s good to be nestled in blue mountains, and the town is teeming with human life . We will offer camping central or Suðurtanga which is within walking distance of the city center.

Sveitafélagið Ísafjarðarbær consists of the Town of Ísafjördur , Hnífsdalur , Suðureyri , Flateyri, and Þingeyri . These places are made up of natural beauty and cute old houses.   A range of entertainment can be found at each area, such as:  Canoeing , hiking,  sea angling , horse riding, museums, and many other attractions .

Lúr – Festival is sponsored by the Cultural Fund of Westfjords , the town of Ísafjördur and Youth in Action .

 Contact us at:  lurfestival@gmail.com


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