The illumination of the Oslo tree the 3rd of December

Oslóartréð á Austurvelli

The Christmas lights on the Oslo tree will be lit during a ceremony at Austurvellir on the first Sunday of Advent on December 3 at 4:00 p.m.

The lighting of the Christmas lights on the Oslo tree marks the beginning of the Christmas season in the minds and hearts of the city's inhabitants. The Christmas tree is a gift from the people of Oslo and was cut down in Heidmörk earlier this week. The tree is decorated with 6800 lights, and 120 golden Christmas balls and on top is the beautiful poinsettia.


Tufti and the troll children arrive at Austurväll to delight visitors and pedestrians.

Lúdrasveit Reykjavík plays Advent and Christmas songs from 3:30 p.m.

Salka Sól and Snorri Helgason together with a band will perform beautiful Christmas songs.

Abdullah Alsabeehg, the city councillor of the city of Oslo, conveys greetings from the city of Oslo and delivers translated books to Reykjavík as a gift, and all school libraries in Reykjavík also receive books as a gift.

Þórdís Lóa Þórhallsdóttir, president of the city council, will give a speech of thanks, and the Norwegian-Icelandic boy KristÞór Viljar Dansson, 4 years old, will help light the lights on the tree.

The Santas Bjúgnakrækir and Askasleikir visit the town to sing and entertain the merry children.

The presenter is Katla Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir and the program will be interpreted in sign language.

All welcome!