Reykjavik to switch off street lights for Northern Lights

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Jónas Erlendsson

Reykjavik City Council has announced its decision to switch off street lights in selected parts of the Icelandic capital to enable those in the city to enjoy the fantastic Northern Lights display forecast for tonight.

Street lights will be turned off between 10pm and 11pm in various districts of Reykjavik – including the city centre.

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Residents have also been asked to switch off lights in their homes to reduce light pollution in the city as much as possible.

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The police, fire brigade and power company Reykjavik Energy have all been informed.

People are urged to drive particularly carefully in the relevant areas and show consideration while the lights are out.

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