Við Djúpið Extravaganza: A Weekend in the Westfjords

69.000kr.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting summer solstice weekend filled with world-class chamber music and exclusive events in Ísafjörður from June 20th to 23rd.

Summer solstices are a magical time, and it’s essential to seize the opportunity to enjoy them fully. The Við Djúpið Music Festival first landed in Ísafjörður when the sun was at its zenith in 2003 and has since established itself as one of Iceland’s premier chamber music festivals.

Why not kick off your summer by indulging in a long weekend getaway to Ísafjörður? Attend concerts where winter meets summer, where the sounds of new Icelandic music resonate, and where doppelgangers from Ísafjörður and America perform. Join fellow music enthusiasts and the musicians for midnight sun hunting, savor exquisite seafood from Ísafjarðardjúp served with sweet melodies during an exclusive solstice extravaganza prolonged lunch.

In the mornings, you are welcome to engage in the festival activities and experience the tranquility of the Við Djúpið Running Club or yoga sessions in one of downtown Ísafjörður’s hidden gems, designed by Iceland’s beloved architect Guðjón Samúelsson.

To top off the perfect experience, celebrate the well-executed festival with artists and guests on the pearl of the Ísafjarðardjúp, Vigur Island.

Clear your calendar from June 20th to 23rd and embark on a midnight sun adventure with us.

Contact us at cyclingwestfjords@gmail.com if you would like to add accommodation to your extravaganza package!

 

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Description

Why not kick off your summer by indulging in a long weekend getaway to Ísafjörður? Attend concerts where winter meets summer, where the sounds of new Icelandic music resonate, and where doppelgangers from Ísafjörður and America perform. Join fellow music enthusiasts and the musicians for midnight sun hunting, savor exquisite seafood from Ísafjarðardjúp served with sweet melodies during an exclusive solstice extravaganza prolonged lunch.

Itinerary

Day 1: Thursday, June 20
The day of the solstice, the pure 24-hour midnight sun. Self-transfer to Ísafjörður via the domestic flight from Reykjavik or arrive at your leisure to be in time for evening concert at 8pm. 

Day 2: Friday, June 21
Self-explore before the 12:15pm lunch concert. At 1:15pm, the Solstice Extravaganza begins where you will be transported to the event location. Long lunch and bubbly will be served and you enjoy the company of artists and other patrons as you take in the sights. The extravaganza concludes with guests fulfilled from various seafood from the fjord, live music and good company. The festival program then offers two evening concerts.

Day 3: Saturday, June 22
On the final day of the festival, start the morning with a private viewing and standing brunch at Ísafjörður Art Museum.  Have an easy afternoon to take in a self-adventure or reflect on the many already had in before the evening concert at 5pm. Afterwards, board the ferry to attend the final night dinner party on Vigur Island where we will conclude the festival.

Day 4: Sunday, June 23
We bid farewell till the next year of the festival and carry on with your Icelandic adventure.

Inclusions

  • Festival pass for all concerts (Thursday evening to Saturday night)
  • Spontaneous Midnight Sun Hunting
  • Solstice Extravaganza lunch party
  • Private viewing and second breakfast of the National Gallery of Iceland 80th Independence – – Day  anniversary exhibition at Ísafjörður Art Museum.
  • Vigur Island Final Night Dinner Party

Exclusions

  • Flight or transfer to and from Ísafjörður
  • Other meals noted
  • Alcoholic beverages at included meals (except Solstice Extravaganza & Vigur Final Night Party)
  • Gratuities
  • Other attraction fees not explicitly stated

Accommodations

Conact us at cyclingwestfjords@gmail.com to add accommodations to your Extravaganza Package.

There are options from Hotel Torg, Hotel Horn or Hotel Torfnes, which are all conveniently operated by Ísafjörður Hotels.

Hotel Torg is centrally located in Ísafjörður, on Silfurtorg, and offers a restaurant and bar and a panoramic view of the fjord and surrounding mountains. Modern, bright and beautifully furnished rooms with a view over Pollinn or over Ísafjarðardjúp and Snæfjallaströnd.

Hotel Horn is the newest hotel in Ísafjörður. This modern hotel offers free parking and brightly decorated rooms with flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The rooms feature decor inspired by the surrounding nature. The hotel is non-smoking. It is just a short 2 minute walk to Hotel Torg, where breakfast is served and the hotel restaurant Logn is located..

Hotel Torfnes is a summer hotel on two floors with 33 rooms. The hotel is conveniently located about 10 minutes’ walk from the center of Ísafjörður. The rooms are spacious and bright and all have a private toilet. Breakfast is served on location.