· Iceland Airwaves Music Festival
Following the International Film Festival as it runs from October 14 to 18, the Music Festival will have a hundred and fifty bands and singers performing. There are both local and international artists; some of the Icelandic bands we don't know too much about, but they at least have cool names: Bróđir Svartúlfs, for example (motto: "we are ugly, but we have the music") and the slightly-tricky-to-pronounce Langi Seli og Skuggarnir.
· John Lennon's Birthday
Last but not least, the third reason we've got to rush over to Iceland is an event on October 9, John Lennon's birthday, when the Yoko-Ono-designed Peace Tower on an island near Reykjavik will be lit up. It radiates the words "Imagine Peace" in 24 languages, and will stay lit until December 8, the anniversary of Lennon's death. And in case you're worried, the tower is powered by clean, geothermal energy, so we're not even wrecking the world to promote peace.
· Bad Souvenir Travel: Try to Be Trendy in a Lopapeysur [Jaunted]
· Iceland Express Impresses [Jaunted]
[Photo of Reykjavik: wili hybrid]