Reykjavik Will Switch Off Street Lights For Northern Lights
Reykjavik will switch off street lights for Northern Lights in what could be the most fascinating news about any European capital we’ve heard in a while. Yes, it’s true, the way the do things in the North is without comparison to how things roll on the old continent.
Reykjavik City Council has announced its decision to switch off the city’s street lights in some parts of the Icelandic capital. This decision was taken in order to let people in the city enjoy the amazing Northern Lights which were announced for September. In various parts of Iceland‘s capital, street lights have been switched off from 10PM-11PM, on September 28th, for people to enjoy one of nature’s most fascinating wonders.
Lights have been switched off in the city’s center, offering tourists, and residents as well, the experience of a lifetime. The Reykjavik City Council also made efforts to announce all residents to switch off their lights at home during this spectacular ‘sky show’, in order for people to better observe the Northern Lights, informs the Iceland Monitor. Another important announcement was addressed to drivers, notifying them to avoid driving in certain areas to not disturb the crowds gathered to watch the sky.
Also, the police, the fire squad and Reykjavik Energy (the city’s power company) have all been informed to assure that everything will go smoothly and all the people present in the Northern Capital will enjoy a ‘show’ to remember.
Iceland is one of the most fascinating countries in the world, due to its proximity to the Arctic circle and to its unique sky that makes people travel thousands of miles just to enjoy the Northern Lights. The downside is that after watching such an amazing display, you’ll never be able to appreciate the sky in your hometown ever again. Either way, it’s a price worth paying.