The sunset festival
The sunset festival is a family festival in the town Garður, which is a town of 1500 habitants and is located on the south-west peninsula, Reykjanesskagi, about ten minute drive from the only international airport in Iceland, Keflavik airport, (Reykjavík), KEF.
The festival is held on the last weekend of june every year at Garðskagi, which is known for being a very good place on earth to understand the enormity of the ocean.
The narrow strip of land, bordered by Faxaflói-bay on one side and the Atlantic ocean on the other, offers a completely unsheltered wideness with view of open sea, mountains of Snæfellsnes and the Snæfells- glacier that is somewhat breathtaking at times.
The main day of the festival is Saturday where people gather at Garðskagi for a show that starts at two o’clock and ends in the sunset close to midnight. The program consist of variety of local and nationally known artist performing on a big stage, market, “soapwater soccer”, beach volleyball and all kind of events for all age groups.
At Garðskagi there are two old lighthouses and the older one, built in 1897, is in the town logo.
At Garðskagi, there is a folk museum of Garður, the café/restaurant, Two lighthouses, Tveir vitar, good facilities for camping and mobilehomes. There are lavatories, running water and electricity.