Place of the week – Þórbergssetur Culture Centre, South East Iceland

The Þórbergssetur, Culture Centre, was built in memory of the author Þórbergur Þórðarson (1888-1974), who was born at the site. The building is like a bookshelf.

The exhibition provides an overview of an remarkable artistic career, it also tells the larger story of the changes in Icelandic society in the twentieth century.

The Þórbergssetur also houses a restaurant and a souvenir shop, it is open all year round.

Þórbergssetur is located by the Ring Road, only 13 km further east from Jökulsárlón.

Place of the week – Winter Light Festival in The Capital Area

The Winter Lights Festival is an annual event this time held on February 2-5.

The Winter Lights Festival will be opened officially at 7:30pm on Feb 2. The opening piece is a light-art Installation at Hallgrímskirkja made by the artist Ingvar Björn.

After the opening piece a parade of illuminated horses will travel down Skólavörðustígur

The Festival celebrates both the winter world and the growing light after a long period of darkness. The program is a mixture of art and industry, environment and history, sports and culture.

The programme reflects the many faces of Reykjavík capital area, with all the major museums, thermal pools and a ski resort.

Check out the program here!