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The Many Ways to Enjoy Iceland's Midnight Sun!

Summer in Iceland is magical. Starting around the summer solstice on June 21, the sun remains visible nearly 24 hours a day in Iceland, creating a phenomenon known as the 'midnight sun.' This lasts for up to two months, meaning there are plenty of daylight hours to attend the plethora of exciting summer events in Iceland. From music festivals and golf tournaments to marathons and cultural celebrations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Click here to discover special events happening in Iceland throughout the summer.

Iceland: The Most Wonderful Country to Ever Exist?

The Huffington Post published an article with 27 reasons why Iceland is ‘the most wonderful country to ever exist.’ According to the article, Iceland is simply the best because it has waterfalls, geothermal spas, glaciers, geysers and ice caves - plus it’s home to many unique and even mystical creatures. And don’t forget about the country’s famously delicious hot dogs! Not convinced? Click here for more reasons why Iceland is awesome!

June 17 is Icelandic National Day!

Iceland gained independence from Denmark in June 1944, and each year since Icelanders take to the streets on June 17th to celebrate with parades, dances, street theater and more. Although the major events take place in Reykjavik, parties are thrown in almost every town and village across the country. Click here to learn more about Icelandic National Day festivities and for help with our Travel Trivia question!

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Experience Iceland in North America

Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansoon has his first exhibition in New York this month at the New Museum. Meanwhile in Vermont, artist Olafur Elasson is displaying his spectacular waterfall installation inspired by the earth’s natural wonders and beauty. Those on the West Coast can also get a taste of Iceland by visiting Whole Foods and picking up Icelandic Glacial Water

News About Iceland

It seems like every aspect of Iceland was featured in the news this month. The Daily Beast made note of Iceland’s rich literary history and ability to inspire creativity, while Mashable featured the Icelandic strongman who plays The Mountain on Game of Thrones. Buzzfeed said Iceland Airwaves is one of the best music festivals to travel to and The Boston Globe ate their way around Iceland, making a special mention of Icelandic hot dogs. Plus, Icelandic Glacial water won an Environmental Award from Iceland’s Olfus Municipality and our Beyond The Wall Sweepstakes grand prize winner sent us an update from her travels in Iceland!

Happening in Iceland

Icelanders and visitors alike will party under the midnight sun at the Secret Solstice Music Festival this month. Did you know Iceland is the only place in the world where you can touch two continents underwater? Icelandair announced service to Birmingham, England and now offers one of the quickest flights from North America to the British Midlands region. Later this year, Reykjavik will host the Vestnorden Travel Mart Conference promoting tourism to the West Nordic countries. 
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