Reykjavík International Literary Festival

April 24th - April 27th 2019


Welcome to the Reykjavík International Literary Festival

Set in cozy venues in downtown Reykjavík every two years, the festival offers interesting and entertaining programs for literature enthusiasts. Over a span of more than 30 years, the festival has welcomed Nobel-prize winners, novelists, historians, political activists, philosophers, cartoonists and more to take part in lively programs.

All programs are in English and there’s no admission fee to the events.


Iðnó Theater

One of the festival's main venues. Here you'll find the Book Bar in the evenings.

Vonarstræti 3
101 Reykjavík

Nordic House

The Nordic House is one of the festival's main venues. Designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, the Nordic House a hidden gem among his better known masterpieces.

Sæmundagötu 11
101 Reykjavík

Veröld, Vigdís' house

Brynjólfsgötu 1
107 Reykjavík
See map

Past Events

List of authors who have taken part in the festival throughout the years