Those long winter days of darkness in Reykjavík are set to be illuminated magnificently at the city’s next annual Winter Lights Festival. The Winter Lights Festival, held on 6 - 15 February 2014, promises a superb collection of sparkling events, all delivered with our customary commitment to quality and diversity.
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.
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.
Prepare to be amazed by the dramatic interplay of darkness and light at the Winter Lights Festival 2014!
The Winter Lights Festival will feature a number of light-art installtions, all sponsored by the Scandinavian art and culture fund Kultur Kontakt Nord. These highly anticipated art commissions, which are also to be exhibited in both Torshavn and Manchester, include the following installations: Lys*arp by Ulf Pederson, On the bridge by Tine Bech, Jellyfish by Kitty von Sometime and Waking the Statues by Kristján Kristjánsson og Örvar Halldórsson.
Additional light installations include: Guerrilla Lighting by specialists from the Technical College of Reykjavík and kids from Breiðholt Youth Club; Hand in Hand with Reykjavík by Ólaf Eliassonar; the illumination of the Customs & Excise building by Dario Nunez Slazar; and the lighting up of the Technical College by students members.
A special map indicating a ‘Light Trail’ connecting all these exciting new installations, which are in walking distance of one another, will be available to guests who wish to experience some of the city’s most prominent buildings and public spaces, all lavished in light.
Other events include Denver Calling, Museum Night, International Children's Day, Pool Night and more.