The so-called Oslo tree was lit in Austurvöllur in downtown Reykjavík yesterday, the first Sunday in Advent.
Oslo, the capital city of Norway, has given the capital of Iceland a Christmas tree for the past 55 years. RÚV reports.
Guttorm Vik, the Norwegian ambassador in Iceland handed the tree over at a special ceremony, and afterwards sang a few Norwegian Christmas songs and played his guitar for the entertainment of the crowd.
The Christmas tree was decorated with ornaments donated by the Benefit Society of Disabled Children in Iceland in honor of the International Day of Disabled persons on 3 December.