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The midnight sun

Updated: 5 days ago

Lupine in Iceland

Many people visit Iceland in the middle of the winter to see the Northern Lights and the land covered in the cold white stuff. People then go out in the middle of the night in the hope that the activity on the sun few days earlier will be shown on the night sky when the ions hit the atoms of the atmosphere, lighting them up. It is a spectacle phenomena but so is visiting Iceland around summer solstice.

Sunset or sunrise

Watching the sunset and then the sunrise just few minutes apart without it ever getting dark is also something not to miss. In June, the land in many places also turns into an ocean of purple blue blooming lupine. The scent of the wild thyme and the colors of the tiny flowers everywhere make the attractions even more attractive. Green meadows with the smell of the newly cut grass, singing birds and sheep all over the place. From mid May to mid July, there is no night, only dusk for couple of hours. The best time to experience the midnight sun is the weeks before and after June 21st. This year the longest day of the year, summer solstice, happened to be on June 20th

Of course, Iceland can be visited all seasons, with Season Tours.

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