Christmas trees lit in Iceland today Skip to content

Christmas trees lit in Iceland today

The lights of the Christmas tree in Midbakki in Reykjavík harbor will be turned on today at 5 pm. The tree in Akureyri town center will start glowing at 4 pm.

The Christmas tree in Reykjavík is a gift from Hamburg in Germany. This is the 41st year Hamburg has given Christmas trees to Reykjavík out of gratitude to Icelandic seamen who brought food to children in Hamburg after WWII. Fréttabladid reports.

In Akureyri, the northern capital of Iceland, the Christmas tree in Rádhústorg square will be lit at 4 pm. The tree is a gift from Randers in Denmark.

At 2 pm members of Akureyri church teenage choir will perform a few songs. Tenor Óskar Pétursson and Idol star Bríet Sunna will also entertain the audience at Rádhústorg, who will be served hot cocoa and cookies.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article