From mid-May to 5 June in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik will be held the largest art festival of the country - Reykjavik Art Festival, which program will include a large number of exhibitions, concerts; dancing, theatrical and musical performances. Prepared by the organizers festival program 2010 has a distinctive great scale as this year Reykjavik Art Festival celebrates its 40 anniversary. The festival will include over 60 different activities, which will cover all aspects of contemporary art. In addition, in various galleries, museums and on the streets of the city will be held 20 photographic exhibitions of leading photographers from around the world under the general theme "Reality Check", the essence of which is to show that the picture is now more than ever shows the life of a modern society as a means of communication, information transfer and creative self-realization. In addition to the Icelandic artists and performers cultural figures from such countries as Mali, USA, Finland, Spain, Norway, Scotland, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Morocco, and Lithuania are expected to attend it.
Icelandic hotel chain Center Hotels, consisting of five luxury hotels, is one of the official sponsors of Reykjavik Art Festival and it will provide its comfortable rooms for accommodation for all participants of the festival. All apartments are equipped with excellent bathrooms, modern appliances, telephone, mini bars and free high-speed Internet access. All hotels are located in the heart of Reykjavik, within walking distance of the venues of Reykjavik Art Festival. It should be noted that on the portal cottages-for-holidays.com are available alternative options to book you stay in Iceland: Reykjavik apartments and villas and cottages in Iceland.
Reykjavik is an old city founded in 874, which has a rich history and cultural traditions (In 2000 UNESCO gave Reykjavik the status of "Cultural Capital of the World"). The tourists who chose a place of rest in "Smoky Bay", this is the translated name of the city, will particularly interested in acquaintance with the historical center of the city. Here on the central square of Austurvalur is located the Parliament building built in the 19th century as well as a symbol of the capital - Cathedral Hallgrímskirkja, which has 75 meter tower and is visible from any point of Reykjavik. Before entering to the cathedral is mounted a monument in honor of the discoverers of America - the famous Viking Leifur Ericsson. The monument was presented by the United States in honor of the 1000 anniversary of the Icelandic parliament - Alting.