Winter Lights Festival - Festival of Light and Darkness

Arts & Culture

Hallgrímskirkja á Vetrarhátíð 2022

The Festival will be held from February 2nd to 4th and will take place in all six municipalities in the capital area.

This festival of light and darkness consists of three main pillars: Museum Night, Pool Night, and the Light Trail, as well as over 150 events where a large number of artists will participate in creating a unique atmosphere in the city.

All events are free of charge during the Winter Lights Festival.

Museum Night

Museum Night will be held on Friday evening, February 3rd, when many museums open their doors and offer a fun and varied program from 6 pm to 11 pm. The focus will be on providing unconventional events during the evening and giving visitors a new perspective on the museums. City residents and visitors of all ages can enjoy Museum Nights into the evening for free.

Pool Night

Pool Night will be held on Saturday evening, February 4th, when swimming will be free from 5 pm to 10 pm in twelve swimming pools in the capital area. A varied program will be offered in the pools and guests will experience a unique and unusual evening in the intense darkness. Light, darkness, and joy will prevail, and guests are encouraged to participate by relaxing and enjoying the moment.

Light Trail

The Light Trail of the Winter Festival will play a key role. The trail is a walking path from Hallgrímskirkja down Skólavörðustígur and all the way down to Austurvöllur which will be surrounded by light art installations. These light art installations will illuminate the city center from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm every day of the Winter Light Festival. Experience outdoor artwork with your loved ones at your own pace.

Welcome to the Winter Light Festival!