Reykjavík makes use of the dark winter nights every year to put on the Reykjavík Winter Lights Festival or Vetrarhátíð in Icelandic. During an entire weekend the center of the city is filled with art, performances and happenings. All of the museums open their doors and offer free entrance throughout the day and evening with all sorts of special exhibitions. I predict that pictures from the opening ceremony last night, pictured here below will flood tumblr in the next few weeks. New York artist, Marcos Zotes, lit up Iceland’s famous Hallgrímskirkja church with unique light designs accompanied by music from Icelandic band, For a Minor Reflection. If you are in Reykjavík, then check out the schedule as the festival will continue all weekend.
Most of these photos are taken from Orkusalan, the sponsor of the display.