Enjoy the Annual Winter lights Festival in Reykjavik from 2-5 February!

Never short of ideas to light up those long winter nights, the City of Reykjavik will soon be hosting their annual Winter Lights Festival with a number of impressive light installations, concerts and readings! Celebrated for four days from 2-5 February, this year’s event will be opened officially on Thursday, February 2nd by the mayor of Reykjavik Dagur.B. Eggertsson at Hallgrímskirkja Church at 7:30 pm. The church will be illuminated for the occasion by a light-art installation by local artist Ingvar Björn. Over the course of the festival, there will be countless free cultural events taking place across the city with all of the city’s museums and geothermal swimming pools taking part. The local ski resort will also be participating and the much-loved Museum Night will also be celebrated on Friday 3rd with Pool Night returning on Saturday 4th Feb. To give you a taster of what to expect here are a few of our favourite snaps from previous events.

Winter Lights Festival


Jellyfish by Kitty Von Sometime. Winter Lights Festival 2014. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

Float sessions. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

Pool Night at the Winter Lights Festival 2014. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival082© Roman Gerasymenko Instameet

Reykjavik City Hall 2013, in Winter Lights . Image by Roman Gerasymenko

It's thumbs-up for the party in the pool! Image featuring Elisabet Thea. Photo by Roman Gerasymenko

Marcos Zotes' 2013 Winter Lights Festival project illuminating Austurvöllur Square

Lys*arp at the 2014 Winter lights Festival, by Lys*arp by Ulf Pedersen. Image by Roman Gerasymenko