Travelers often want to experience many attractions while on vacation, but sometimes fall short of seeing all the sights that were planned. Luckily, during the summers in Iceland, tourists are able to experience the “midnight sun,” a natural phenomenon where the sun remains visible throughout the night. The midnight sun begins around the summer solstice on June 21 and lasts for up to two months, helping travelers experience much more of Iceland during their vacations.
During the summer months of the midnight sun, Icelanders and tourists alike can enjoy special events and regular daytime activities such as golfing, swimming and running throughout the night. The 2013 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run will be held on June 24, 2013 in Reykjavik, and runners can participate in 5k, 10k or half marathon races. After the races, runners celebrate at the outdoor geothermal swimming pools at Laugardalslaug. Visitors can also experience midnight golfing at the Akureyri Golf Club’s Arctic Open Golf Championship a few days later on June 27-29, 2013.
Whether partaking in these outdoor events and activities or just simply taking in the sights and sounds of Iceland, the midnight sun is truly a beautiful phenomenon that any traveler should experience!