Midnight Sun in Iceland

Midnight Sun in Iceland

You might have heard that the days are long during the sommertime in Iceland, starting in May and ending in August. Midnight sun is a natural phenomenon where you can see the sun even at midnight.

The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months in places north of the Arctic Circle or south of the Antarctic Circle, when the sun remains visible at the local midnight. The Earth completes one rotation around the sun every 24 hours, which causes the change between day and night. The earth is tilted by about 23.5 degrees on its axis. If Earth was to be perpendicular to its axis, then we would have 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night every day on every part of the earth throughout the year. As a result of earth’s axial tilt, the sun does not set in the Arctic circle region during the summer solstice.

If you are visiting Iceland during this period be prepared for some astonishing displays, where the skies blaze in some sensational shades that intensify in those magical moments before dusk. The sun lingers dipped just below the horizon where it throws an alluring spell of dazzling brilliance until it rises again at dawn.

There is nothing compared to being outside, listening to the sound of the nature, basking in the cozyness of the sun. Anglers that have fished in Iceland during these evenings might recognise this astounding feeling and the wonderful atmosphere that comes with it.

Best regards, Johanna G