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2016 Iceland Summer Games welcome you to Akureyri, North Iceland! During the „verslunarmannahelgi“ (July 29th to August 1st) and the week before, the

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Iceland Summer Games held in Akureyri North Iceland.











2016 Iceland Summer Games welcome you to Akureyri, North Iceland!


During the „verslunarmannahelgi“ (July 29th to August 1st) and the week before, the town of Akureyri will be the host of the 2016 Iceland Summer Games: where all sort of extreme sports, endurance tests and recreational games will take place, for all ages. The residents as well as the guests will have the opportunity to try mountain hiking, triathlon, swimming in the sea, biking, sailing and more. People will be able to compete with each other, or simply try the different sports. The main purpose is to encourage whole families as well as individuals to take part in the games while enjoying the exercise and outdoor activities. 

During that weekend the town will offer several larger and shorter programs that will fit everybody. Few of the examples are: golf tournament for teens, Mt. Súlur running competition, mountain bike race or beach volleyball.

Everyone will have opportunity to take part in the games according to their abilities, or cheer their favorite competitors, in pleasant Icelandic summer weather.

We encourage all the participants of the 2016 Iceland Summer Games to bring their outdoors and sports gear, (and here you should write if there will be rental of kayaks, bikes, golf, etc.) The Summer Games will last for the whole four days, and evening concerts and parties will take place in most of the clubs in town.

For further information, don’t hesitate sending an email to david@vidburdastofa.is.

Iceland Summer Games contact person: 
Davíđ Rúnar Gunnarsson
Viđburđastofa Norđurland
896 3233

The program: 

Thursday

13:00 - 17.00 Glerártorg Shopping Center
The guest‘s will be offered cakes, warm chocolate (cocoa) and coffee outside at the Atlants Olía gas station.

Akureyri Town Centre
Tivoli Fair on the centre‘s parking lot (Skipagata street)

18:30 Súlur Mountain trip
Icelandair Hotel will be organizing yearly trip to the Súlur Mountain.

21:00 Fitness Centre Bjarg
"Girls night out" for girls of all ages. There will be dancing, relaxing in hot tubs and refreshments. Price: 1.000 kr.

22:00 Grćni hatturinn
Concert with one of the most famous Icelandic band‘s Dúndurfréttir

After midnight

Cafe Amour Bar Open to 02:00
Götubarinn Bar Open to 02:00

Friday

16:00 – 18:00 Glerártorg Shopping Center
All sort of activities both for kids and the adults.

16:00 - 18:00 The Cathedral of Akureyri
The Cathedral Stairs Race
People of different ages as well as many public organizations will take part in the race.

18:00 Botanical Gardens
„Litaland“ play performed by the actors of Lotta theater (in Icelandic)

22:00-22:00 Concert in the Town Centre (the main shopping street by the hot dog booth)
The guest will have the opportunity to listen to Icelandic artists like: Birkir Blćr, Bjarkey Sif, Aron Óskars, Sunna Björk, Dúndurfréttir, Herđubreiđ and Gréta Salóme.

Town Centre
Fun and Entertainment from Thursday to Sunday. Open to 23:00

The Cultural Centre Hof
Fun and Entertainment.

The Sjallinn Bar
The yearly dance „Dynheimaball“(for 30 years and older) will take place during that weekend. Icelandic DJ´s will take care of the music. Open to 04:00

22:00 Grćni hatturinn
Concert with one of the most famous Icelandic band Dúndurfréttir

After midnight

Sjallinn Bar: The „Dynheimaball“ Dance
Kaffi Amour Bar: Music and dance

Pósthúsbarinn Bar: Dj. Lilja
Götubarinn Bar: Lively bar atmosphere.

Saturday

Sport Competitions

Súlur Vertical – 20 km Mountain Run.
Starts at 11:00 in the town centre.

Super Games - from 12:00 (Hafnarstrćti 57)
Fitness Centre Bjarg and Crossfit Hamar will be organizing Super Games competition.

Fjallabrun (Downhill) Bicycle Race at 17:00 at Hlíđarfjall Skiing Area

Iceland‘s Power Lifting Championship
More information at kraft.is

Ráđhústorg Town Square
Flea Market from 12:00 - 17:00

12:00-17:00 Glerártorg Shopping Centre
All sort of activities both for kids and the adults.
14:00 - 16:00 chess games for everybody

14:00 - 18:00 Camping Site Hamrar
Games and activities . Minigolf, frisbigolf, large soccer ball and more.

20:30-23:30 Celebrations in the Town Centre
The bands: Killer Queen, Gísli Björgvin, María Ólafs og Hljómsveit, Dóri KÁ-AKÁ, Shady, Made in Sveitin, Páll Óskar

Town Centre and Hof Cultural Centre
Fun and Entertainment from Thursday to Sunday. Open to 23:00

22:00 Grćni hatturinn
Concert with the tribute band Killer Queen

After midnight

Sjallinn Bar:Concert with Páll Óskar. Open until 04:00

Kaffi Amour Bar: Super Duet Dj Brattaberg and Bs Tempo.
Pósthúsbarinn Bar: DJ Petur Valmundar. Open from 24:00.
Götubarinn Bar: Lively bar atmosphere.

Sunday

Sport Competitions

3, 6 or 12 km run at 10:00 in Hamrar Camping Site.

Triathlon at 14:00 at Hrafnagil Swimming Pool
3 km run followed by 12 km bicycle race and 400 m swimming.

Bicycle Race - Akureyri - Gođafoss - Akureyri 100 km at 09:00

Bicycle Race - Eyjafjörđur 26 km at 11:00

Bicycle Race (Downhill) from the local primary school Brekkuskóli at 15:00

Town Square
Flea Market from 12:00-17:00
14:00 - 16:00 Glerártorg Shopping Centre
The Talent Show
If you are 16 years old or younger and if you have desire to present your talents then here is your opportunity. Please register at sindrinns96@gmail.com before 31st of July at 13:00

20:30 - 23:30 Outdoor Concert in front of the Akureyri Theatre
Hafnarstrćti 57
The artists: Úlfur Úlfur, Skítamórall, Hvanndalsbrćđur, Glowie, Kött Grá Pjé.
Fire Works

Town Centre
Fun and Entertainment from Thursday to Sunday. Open to 23:00.

23.00 Grćni hatturinn
The band Skítamórall at city centre‘s pub Grćni hatturinn directly after the fireworks show

After midnight

Sjallinn Bar: The band Úlfur Úlfur and Kött Grá Pjé
Open until 04:00 for 18 years old and older.

Kaffi Amour Bar: Icelandic artist Eyţór Ingi.
Pósthúsbarinn Bar: Dj. Biggi.
Götubarinn Bar: Lively bar
atmosphere.

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