• 15.-18. November '23
Miðaverð:22.000 kr.
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The Iceland Noir Literature Festival will return in November 2023. We are thrilled to announce that the authors Dan Brown and Louise Penny are the first headliners to be confirmed. 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.
2022 was our biggest year yet and we were joined by David Walliams, Richard Osman, Bernardine Evaristo, Paula Hawkins and Ruth Ware as well as actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, who curated a film club with AJ Finn that has become a regular feature of the festival. 

The Iceland Noir 2023 festival will take place in multiple venues across the city from Wednesday 15th - Saturday 18th of November. Fringe events will also take place in Reykjavik on Monday the 13th and Tuesday the 14th of November, with additional sightseeing events on Sunday the 19th run by our partners All-Iceland (additional cost).

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!