Give Peace a Chance

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Last night Yoko Ono, artist and widow of John Lennon, lit the Imagine Peace Tower in Viðey island, a small island off the coast of Reykjavík.

The Peace Tower is a great column of light projected from a white stone monument that has the words Imagine Peace written on it in 24 languages. Every year since 2007 the tower has been lit on Lennon‘s birthday, October 9 and lights up the night sky until the day of his death, December 8.

It is possible to sail to the island and get a closer look at the memorial every night at 20:00.

See more information here

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Reykjavik International Film Festival

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What do Icelanders like to do on dark and windy autumn nights? They flock to the cinema. If you also like going to the cinema you are in luck because the Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) started last weekend. At the festival you can see feature films, documentaries and short films from all over the world as well as a few from Iceland. RIFF also hosts all kinds of interesting events such as hot tub concerts, masterclasses and Q and A sessions with film directors. The main prize of the festival is a golden puffin. You don‘t have to worry about understanding strange languages because all the films are either in English or have English subtitles.

See the full program at riff.is

Have fun!

Dazzling Northern Lights in Reykjavík

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Mother nature has been welcoming these first days of autumn in Iceland by displaying the most amazing set of Northern Light activities over the capital.  

To embrace the stunning lights Reykjavík turned off the street lamps to improve the visibility for watching the spectacular show and we enjoyed every minute of it.

We hope this is just a wonderful beginning of the Northern Lights show in Iceland for the winter!