Winter Lights Festival


Winter Lights Festival 2023

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 program reflects the many faces of Reykjavík's capital area; with the participation of all the major museums and thermal pools.

The Winter Lights Festival 2023 will take place February 2 to 4 and all events are free of charge.


Upplýst verk í garði Listasafns Einars Jónssonar.

Light Trail

Every night during the festival six light installations will be illuminated from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Take a walk around the city centre and experience the light installation.
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Ásmundarsafn upplýst.

Museum Night

Museum Night takes place February 4 and is Winter Lights Festival’s most popular event. Museums across the capital area open their doors and entertain their guests from 6 pm to 11 pm.
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Hljómsveit leikur fyrir gesti á bakka Grafarvogslaugar á Sudlauganótt.

Pool Night

Pool Night takes place on February 4 and invites visitors to try many of the city's exceptional thermal pools for free. All swimming pools are open from 5 pm to 10 pm.
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Þórdís Erla Zoëga við eitt verka sinna.

Hæ High Halló Low

Highs and lows. Ups and downs. New day, every day, in the same space. Þórdís Erla Zoëga deals mainly with intimacy and connection in various forms of mediums.
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Dansandi kona.

Ode to a Dancefloor

Ode to a Dancefloor is a collection of video portraits in which the audience get to know a selection of Icelandic dancers and witness their ode to the dancefloor.
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Skúlptúr úr plexigleri.

I the angel

Plexiglass scuplture, bible verses with the artist’s name, sound piece. The piece is the artist’s attempt to place themselves within a context they have not gotten representation before.
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Photos from earlier festivals