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Celebrate Beer Day in Reykjavik, Iceland!

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Did you know that March 1st is Beer Day in Iceland?

beer spigots - Reykjavik pubEvery year since March 1st 1989, when a 75-year-long ban on the sale of beer was officially lifted, Icelanders honor the occasion in a crazy, festive atmosphere. So if you are a beer enthusiast and can’t wait for the next Munich Oktoberfest, fly to Iceland and get ready for the wildest event of the year in Reykjavik!

Join the locals to celebrate the abolition of prohibition in the “nightlife capital of Northern Europe”. Warm up and sample the best Icelandic beers, such as Viking Gylltur and Thule, in one of the many Reykjavik pubs and restaurants. Party all night in the 100 vibrant bars (open until 4 am) and trendy clubs situated along Laugavegur Street and all around town. And don’t forget to bring aspirin… In Iceland, March 2nd has been unofficially declared “National Hangover Day” and “National Aspirin Day”!

Book your accommodation in Reykjavik on

Floki Inn ReykjavikThis Reykjavik guest house is the perfect place to stay when traveling in group or on a family holiday. Ideally located in the city center, within walking distance of the major tourist attractions, including the Art Museum, the Reykjavik indoor swimming pool, the National Theater and Laugavegur – the main shopping street, the Flóki Inn offers comfortable rooms and a private garden where guests can enjoy breakfast on sunny days.

4th Floor Hotel ReykjavikThis boutique hotel is housed in a modern building situated in downtown Reykjavik, just on the corner of Laugavegur and Snorrabraut streets – both filled with shops, bars and restaurants. Reykjavik Harbor, Kringlan Mall, and the best nightclubs in the city are just a few minutes walk. The 4th Floor Hotel has the characteristic of offering both budget accommodations and luxurious rooms featuring state-of-the-art amenities.

Photo of beer spigots originally posted by stoicviking.

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2 responses to “Celebrate Beer Day in Reykjavik, Iceland!”

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  1. Raggi Larusson says:
    August 18th, 2008 at 19:38

    I’m from Iceland, and I look at myself as a party lion but I’ve never heard of march 1st as some special party night in Iceland, neither have i heard of that official hangover day.


  2. Mady shoeman says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 21:48


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