Trees of Light

It's snowing today so let's talk about something else than the Northern Lights, shall we?

Something that is quite interesting in Iceland during the winter is the lack of light. You know, Iceland is quite close to the Arctic Circle so the days are much longer during the summer but also much shorter in the winter. In December, you should feel contended when you have four hours of daylight!

One effect this darkness has obviously, is to make people long for light! And then when the Christmas summer comes, light starts to appear everywhere in the city, in the rather unique form of trees of light!

Trees of Light

There's a company in Reykjavík that specializes in setting lights on trees and I can guarantee you that around Christmas, those are all over! The city even put up some display of its own and the effect is really impressive!

 

Even the office of the president of Iceland has a lit-up tree, and quite a beautiful one I have to say:

Trees of Light

Now we're almost in spring so many of those lights have been taken down but many are still on, especially in Hafnarfjörður for some reason. I bet their owner will keep them until Easter at least, and to be honest, I won't be complaining about that!

 

All photos by Linnea Nordström.

Trees of Light

 

 

Trees of Light

 

 

Trees of Light

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