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Photos: Summer Solstice in Iceland

By Iceland Review

Yesterday was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year when the sun set past midnight in Iceland’s sub-Arctic regions and in the areas that lie above the Arctic Circle—like Grímsey island—not at all.

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Harpa, the new concert and conference center.

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Snaefellsjökull glacier.

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Copyright: Iceland Review.

These photos were taken by Iceland Review’s photographer Páll Kjartansson in Reykjavík between 9 pm and midnight yesterday.

From now on the days will gradually grow shorter again until Iceland is cast into almost 24 hours of darkness in late December. But there are many more bright summer nights to look forward to with Midsummer festivals coming up next weekend.

Click here to read more about the festivities.

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