Winter Lights Festival 2018
Winter Lights Festival is an annual event that celebrates both the winter world and the growing sun light after a long period of darkness. The program consists of light installations, culture and outdoor activities. The festival provides entertainment for Reykjavík’s locals and guests alike. The programme reflects the many faces of Reykjavík´s capital area; with the participation of all the major museums and thermal pools.
The Winter Lights Festival 2018 will take place 1.- 4. February and all events are free of charge except The Northernlights Run.
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Thursday 1 February
19:30 Opening ceremony
Light installation Life in the undergrowth by artists, Valdimar Jóhannsson, Erna Ómarsdóttir, Pierre Alain Giraud and the Icelandic Dance Company. Music composed by Sigurrós. The installation will be projected on huge oil tanks in front of Marshall House Grandi. Further information here
Friday 2 February
19:00 Light installation Echo
Light installation Echo by Nocturnal (N.Z) projected on the Culture House at Hverfisgata 15. Further information here
20:30 Light installation Hjarta
The installation will be revealed on Harpa Concert hall luminous facade, in cooperation with GoRed. Further information here
Museum Night takes place 2. February 2018 and is Winter Lights Festival’s most popular event. Museums across the capital area open their doors and entertain their guests with happenings such as dance, theatre, lectures, live music, film, literature readings and much more free of charge. All museums are open from 18.00-23.00. Here you can find a list of all museum on Museum Night.
Pool Night takes place on 3. February 2018 and invites visitors to try many of the city's exceptional thermal pools for FREE. Pool Night added attractions include thrilling in-pool activities, music and pool illuminations. And if you are lucky you might get a glimpse of the Northern Lights while relaxing in a hot tub in one of the outdoor pools. Here you can find a list of all swimming pools in Pool night.