The Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival will be exploding into life this coming Thursday 2nd February, opening at 7:30 pm with a spectacular projection of an erupting volcano on Hallgrímskirkja Church. This special light-art installation, Sköp­un lands (Nature Creation)by local artist by Ingvar Björn, is just one of 150 free cultural events on offer at the upcoming Winter Lights Festival this year, which will be on from 2-5 February. The opening event concludes with a parade of illuminated horses making their way down Skólavörðustígur high street. Apart from Hallgrímskirkja Church, other landmark buildings in the city – including Harpa, City Hall and the Bessastaðir presidential residence – will be illuminated in the colours of the northern lights for the festival weekend.

For more info on the Winter Lights Festival visit the official website.