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The Northern Lights Fun Run

Photo by Ragnar Th.

The Winter Lights festival is taking place this weekend and part of it is the Wow Northern Lights Fun Run! The 5k non-competitive run will take place on Feb. 4th and is not timed, the focus is on the experience, not the competition. Walkers are welcome and if you’re bringing a stroller or a pram, you’re encouraged to decorate it with lights! The organisers can’t promise you’ll see the Northern Lights but they can promise plenty of entertainment, in the form of fun stations!

The fun stations are situated at Reykjavík landmarks such as Hallgrímskirkja Church, City Hall or the Reykjavík art museum, and each has its own entertainment program, focusing on music and lights. It should be fun for the whole family! For more information and registration, head to Also, check out the Winter Lights Festival, there are plenty of exciting events going on this weekend!

Even if you don’t plan on running in the Northern Lights fun run, it’s a good idea to be aware that it’s happening since it will take over the city centre. Expect some street closures if you intend to be downtown this Saturday night!

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