The Unique Light of Winter: Video

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This is the time of year when daylight in Iceland is in ever shorter supply. The light during these short days, though, can be very beautiful when skies are clear. This was the case yesterday morning when photographer Hallur Már flew over Hafnarfjörður, south of Reykjavík, and recorded the video above.

The song accompanying the video is a recent recording of Draumaprinsinn, by Ragnhildur Gísladóttir, sung by Jófríður Ákadóttir.

Sunrise in Reykjavík today is at 10:33 am and sunset at 3:58 pm. In North Iceland, daylight is even scarcer, with the sun rising in Akureyri at 10:38 and dropping the curtain at 3:22 pm. You can look up the timing of today’s sunrise and sunset in every part of the country here on, and visit the website to find out what to expect in the coming months. 


Partly cloudy


10 °C

Clear sky

Later today

16 °C



13 °C