The Midnight Sun in Iceland

During the summer months, you have a possibility to discover daylight almost 24 hours every day in Iceland

The true "Midnight Sun" occurs only above the Arctic Circle during the summer months, when the sun never dips below the horizon.

It`s possible to watch on the Island of Grimsey from the mountains close to Olafsfjordur from the northeast coastline near Raufarhöfn, just 2,5km south of the Arctic Circle.


When to see the Midnight Sun

Even without the true Midnight Sun, real nights never fall during June and Jul. The peak of Iceland's midnight sun is around the summer solstice, usually June 21.

You can watch the midnight sun everywhere in Iceland, and you can experience the brightness of the midnight sun from mid-May to mid-August.

The further north you go in the country as to Akureyri—the longer you'll find the days

The west coast of Iceland becomes an excellent viewing platform for witnessing one of nature's most magnificent shows on Earth - the setting of the Midnight Sun.

The sun remains dipped just below the horizon, casting an enchanting spell of glorious illumination until it rises again at dawn.

In Reykjavík, you are well situated for scenic observations of the Midnight Sun with some fantastic locations to take photo snapshots.

Midnight Sun tours

Regarding tours and sightseeing options, the light increased to extraordinary adventures. You can go on a tour like the Golden Circle Midnight Tour, Midnight Sun Horse Riding Tour, or hike a mountain during the Midnight Sun. You can even go caving during the Midnight Sun.


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  • Lattitude: 64.963051
  • Longitude: -19.020835