The Reykjanesbaer municipality on the Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland is currently celebrating the eighth annual Ljósanótt festival or “Night of Lights” on September 4-7. The celebration began in 2000 as a cultural festival to mark the new millennium in Reykjanesbaer and has been held every year since.
The four-day festival includes a number of community games, concerts and other performances, exhibitions, open studios, food and sporting events. For real lights at night many enjoy the two firework shows. The first took place this Thursday, but the next will take place Saturday night. Before Saturday’s fireworks, Matthías Matthíasson will perform the Night of Light Song, a musical piece written new every year for the festival.
For more information on the festival’s program visit the Night of Lights’ website.