Join now
Log in Join

InterNations Reykjavik - The Lopapeysa Festival 2016

Hosted by the Reykjavík Ambassadors
Event Cover Photo
Took place 2 months ago
Not a member yet? Join now!
To attend other events, sign up for InterNations first.
Yes - we're doing it again! The Lopapeysa (Icelandic sweaters) Festival is taking place on Tuesday, 26 July at Víkin with live accordion music, drinks and mingling. The party will be outside and we'll enjoy the midnight sun and the wonderful view of Harpa and the harbor. So wear your lopapeysa to feel warm - and a hat if you wish. If you’re not warm enough, there's the inside, as well.

A complimentary welcome drink will be provided and our raffle will take place at 22:00. We’ll be drawing the winning numbers at 22:00. One ticket is 200 kronas, 5 tickets 600 or 10 for 1,000 kronas.

Surprisingly enough, it only dates back to the 1950’s with influence from Scandinavia and Greenland. It soon gained widespread popularity and made a lasting impression in Icelandic imagery. The sweater received a resurgence in popularity after the economic crisis in 2008, becoming something of a national symbol in the movement to restore national identity and boost morale.

Put on your lopapeysa and join us for an evening of traditional Icelandic fun in the midnight sun!

Sigga Sólan & Erika Martins Carneiro
InterNations Ambassadors Reykjavík
Living the InterNations spirit - Nobody stands alone!
InterNations is constantly growing and for many guests, this will be their first event. Please be welcoming and introduce them to your friends. Live the spirit of connecting global minds to ensure that every member has a lovely time. Thanks!
InterNations provides the infrastructure for our members to organize events. The organizers do not represent InterNations as vicarious agents. Therefore, InterNations does not accept any legal responsibility for damages resulting from the gross negligence of the organizers. Furthermore, neither InterNations nor the organizer of this event shall assume liability for any loss of personal property. Nor shall they be held responsible in the event of financial, physical, or emotional damage. Members are advised to upgrade to the Albatross Membership 24 hours prior to the event taking place if they would like to enjoy the benefits of free or reduced entry. InterNations cannot otherwise guarantee that your request will be processed in time.