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.

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

MORE: See Iceland Monitor’s stunning Northern Lights image gallery

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.


Light rain


2 °C



5 °C

Rain showers


7 °C

Warning: Yellow More

Exchange rates

USD USD 119.77 EUR EUR 135.50
GBP GBP 154.80 DKK DKK 18.16
NOK NOK 13.89 SEK SEK 12.80
CHF CHF 119.26 JPY JPY 1.08
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.