Natural Wonders
21 June 2022

The Greatest Midnight Sun: Summer Solstice in Iceland

Midnight sun

June the 21st is the longest day of the year in Iceland.

This remarkable event is called the Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice is when the sun is at its peak in the Northern hemisphere. Creating the longest daylight of the year.

On this day, sunrise in Iceland will be around 03:00 and sunset at midnight. Leaving just about three hours where the sun goes below the horizon.

However, the sun barely drops under the horizon before it starts to rise again. So, during this twilight hours it doesn’t really get dark at all. 

Because of these bright and beautiful summer nights, Iceland is known as the land of the midnight sun. 

Luckily the nights are often calm at this time of the year. Making this is a great time for outdoor activities. The magical glow of the night sky also makes it a perfect time for taking amazing photos.

So, if possible, stay a up a little late. Go hiking in the wild or enjoy socialising in downtown Reykjavik. It will be an experience you will never forget!

SEE ALSO: THE BEST WAYS TO ENJOY THE MIDNIGHT SUN