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Reykjavik – Amazing Days of Darkness in February 2014

30/01/2014 | By | Reply More

Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival, will be hosted in the city from 6 – 15 February, 2014


The main objective of the festival is to illuminate the dramatic darkness of winter with a collection of sparkling events, which both celebrate and emphasize the beauty of Reykjavík City – Photo: Raggi Th. Sigurdsson

Those long winter days of darkness are set to be illuminated magnificently at the next Reykjavík Winter Lights Festival, which will be hosted in the city from 6 – 15 February, 2014.

The main objective of the festival is to illuminate the dramatic darkness of winter with a collection of sparkling events, which both celebrate and emphasize the beauty of Reykjavik City.

To accentuate further the extraordinary contrasts of light presented during winter, a number of quality light-art installations will be exhibited, illuminating spectacularly some of the city’s most prominent buildings and public spaces, consequently enabling festival guests to experience the city from a new and exciting perspective.

Core events of the upcoming Winter Lights Festival include a number of selected light-art commissions together with the city popular theme nights: Museum Night and Pool Night.

On Museum Night, which takes place on February 6th, a total of forty museums in Reykjavík City will open their doors to the public for free and stay open until midnight. Each museum will offer a tempting programme of fascinating and unusual events for guests of all ages to enjoy.

On Pool Night guests will be able to enjoy the unique Reykjavík pool experience free of charge in Laugardalslaug, Grafarvogslaug and Sundhöll Reykjavik. Pool Night takes place on Saturday 15th February, from 8pm until midnight.

In pride of place at the annual Reykjavík Winter Lights Festival will be a number of sensational works of light-art, all sponsored by the Scandinavian art and culture fund Kultur Kontakt Nord.

These highly anticipated art commissions, which will also be exhibited in both Torshavn, Faroe Islands and Manchester, UK include pieces by: Tine Bech (Denmark); Inuk Silis Høegh (Greenland), Arild M. Kalseth (Norway) and Amelie Deschamps (France); Kitty Von-Sometime (UK); Kristján Kristjánsson and Örvar Halldórsson (Iceland); and Ulf Pederson (UK).

Prepare to be amazed by the dramatic interplay of darkness and light at the 2014 Winter Lights Festival!

You can view all Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival Events from here:

For more information contact Einar Bárðarson, Director of Visit Reykjavík. Tel: +354-590-1500. Email:


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