The Iceland Noir 2023 festival will take place in multiple venues across the city from Wednesday 15th - Saturday 18th of November 2023. Fringe events will also take place in Reykjavik on Monday the 13th and Tuesday the 14th of November.
DAN BROWN / NEIL GAIMAN
LOUISE PENNY / IRVINE WELSH
SVERRIR NORLAND / RAGNAR JÓNASSON / ÓLAFUR DARRI ÓLAFSSON / YRSA SIGURDARDÓTTIR
Prime Minister of Iceland KATRÍN JAKOBSDÓTTIR/ First Lady of Iceland ELIZA REID
SUZY ASPLEY / SIGRÍÐUR HAGALÍN BJÖRNSDÓTTIR / KATHERINE BLACK / SARA BLÆDEL / MAY COBB / C. J. COOKE / ALEX DAHL / TRACY DARNTON / WILL DEAN / LOUISE DOUGHTY / KAMILLA EINARSDÓTTIR / LEXIE ELLIOTT / ELYSE FRIEDMAN / ÓSKAR GUÐMUNDSSON / TIM GLISTER / PHILIP GYWNNE JONES / JENNIFER HILLIER / SALLY HUBAND / CARA HUNTER / SAM HOLLAND / ANNABEL KANTARIA / J. D. KIRK / JEAN KWOK / HANNAH
MARY MCKINNON / G. M. MALLIET / NADINE MATHESON / J. S. MONROE / CHRISTIE NEWPORT / SVERRIR NORLAND / CHRIS PAVONE / CHRISTOFFER PETERSEN / HANK PHILLIPI RYAN / AMANDA REYNOLDS / BROOKE ROBINSON / MARSALI TAYLOR / DANIELLE TRUSSONI / S. J. WATSON / KEVIN WIGNALL / ERIN YOUNG
Many more international authors, as well as Icelandic authors, will be announced in the coming months.
Iceland Noir is a literature festival celebrating darkness in all its forms, held in Reykjavík at the darkest time of year. Founded by internationally bestselling Icelandic authors Ragnar Jónasson and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, the festival started as a celebration of crime fiction in 2013. Although the name has stayed the same, the festival has evolved and grown and we now welcome writers from all genres, and our programme includes events exploring darkness in film and television through screenings and panels.
What brings everything together is the theme of darkness. . .
Living at the edge of the Arctic Circle, in a country famous for its wild weather, active volcanoes and stunning moon-like landscapes, Icelanders have developed a unique relationship with the darkness that covers the country for much of the year, and in it, found a seemingly endless capacity for creativity.
The ticket price covers entry to all events and venues across the four days of the festival and fringe events*, and includes exclusive access to the private members club Kjarval for the duration of the festival.
*Disclaimer: Please be aware that daytime and fringe events take place in smaller venues across the city, some with limited capacity, meaning a ticket doesn’t guarantee entry. However, ALL headline events take place at our bigger venue, and a ticket guarantees the holder entry. This has been the case in previous years and we do not foresee anyone being disappointed!