Let there be light in wintery Helsinki

Our photographers take to the streets for Lux Helsinki’s light installations, which illuminate the city every January.

Lux Helsinki’s urban light installations illuminate the dark of winter each January. Our photographers take to the streets and return with a colourful slideshow.

In 2014, Finnish artists were joined by colleagues from France and Germany for a total of 12 different installations that lit up the city in early January, including one indoor light-art exhibition. The annual event attracted more than 150,000 tourists and Helsinkians to explore the city from new points of view despite the cold weather.

Lux Helsinki: Colour in the capital

By Susanna Alatalo and Leena Karppinen, January 2013, updated January 2014