Traditionally, the Warm Spring Festival is held to celebrate that the warm spring near Fuglafjørður is at its warmest in the beginning of July – around 18 degrees Celsius.
But the Varmakelda program starts Friday when Gallery Ribarhús and the Old Shop will open at 10am and close at 8pm. There is an exhibition of large close-up photos of Faroese insects by the harbour which is open from 2-6pm, and also a gigantic art exhibition with 50 local artists in 6 different venues open from 4-8pm. The pub / Marina Café, Turkihúsið, is open from 9pm – 4am and has live music at midnight.
On Saturday, there will be breakfast at the Culture House from 9-12, swimming at the beach at 9.30, and a parade with speeches and the local brass band at noon. Gallery Ribarhús and the Old Shop are open from 11am until 8pm.
Every two years, the regional rowing competition is held in Fuglafjørður Saturday on Varmakelda, and this year the children will start at 1pm and the adults will start at 3pm. The Insect exhibitions opens at 2pm and closes at 6pm, while the Art Exhibition is open from 4-8pm.
At the Culture House there will be a café from 2pm – 9pm, with live music at 3.30pm and at 7pm. Outside there will be different activities for the kids. The pub / Marina Café is open from 2pm – 4am with live music from midnight.
The Vintage Car Museum is open from 4.30pm-8pm and at 10.30pm there will be a bonfire, speeches and music at the beach. At midnight there will be a dance night at the Culture House.
On Sunday, there will be a hike, weather permitting, to the Blue Mountains. The hike is medium – difficult and will continue from the Blue Mountains to Skarðið (the Pass) and the Altar, before continuing down to Fuglafjørður again. The Insect exhibition is open from 2-6pm, the Art exhibition is open from 4-8pm and Gallery Ribarhús & the Old Shop are open from 3-8pm.
Art Exhibition 50 DKK
Rowing competition 100 DKK
Children's activities 100 DKK