In Akranes community is flourishing with music, art, sports and the picturesque landscape surrounding the town. The population of Akranes has never been higher and the town keeps growing as well. In a thriving town like Akranes it is important to ensure and encourage cultural diversity, where everyone can find something to their liking. In early November of each year the local authority of Akranes offers a cultural festival called Vökudagar, or “The Days to Stay Awake”, whose purpose is ultimately to promote the cultural life of the town and inspire people to get together in the darkest months of the year . The scope of the festival has grown year by year and is increasingly popular among the locals; indeed so much so, that it is reaching well beyond the outskirts of the town as people from neighboring municipalities attend many of the events. Every year people can choose from a number of concerts, art exhibitions and other events. Thus Vökudagar has gained their permanent place in the community – Vökudagar is here to stay.