Midnight Sun Hike
ISK 18.500 per person
About the tour
Between May 15th and July 15th roughly, the sun in Iceland doesn’t set, and it never really gets dark. Sure, it gets a bit darker, but there is no direct sunlight. What you end up is this wonderful glow; that lights up the sky. It’s the alluring midnight sun.
We want to tell you why you should push through your instincts to sleep during the night, and perhaps even invert it! If you are a northern lights enthusiast, you will be in good practice to stay up late after all. It’s too magical to miss and take our word for it, your eyes and spirit will thank you.
Here are our top 5 reasons to hike in the midnight sun.
It’s difficult to imagine unless you have experienced it yourself. This is why we urge you, if you are in Iceland right now or if you are planning to come next summer, you should really try to hike the highlands during the summer. The Fimmvörðuháls trek from the famous Skógafoss to Þórsmörk, where a feast awaits you. Once you have arrived in Thorsmork, you could stay longer and explore Thorsmork, and see how the light comes through the valley at different times of day, sunrise and sunset not far apart, you can easily see both.
A sunrise and sunset within the space of 4 hours. This is the stuff dreams are made of.
From 15.May – 15.July
At 18:00 in the evening
This is a guided tour, where the guide will bring local beverages and then a feast will await you when you arrive at the final destination, Þórsmörk.
What to bring?
When outdoors, we strongly recommend you to wear proper clothing based on the layers principle. The outer layer must be water- and windproof. Always bring (fleece/wool) mid-layer sweaters and long (wool/synthetical) base layer/underwear, both in winter and summer. It is important to use the right footwear – waterproof hiking boots with profiled soles. A hat, gloves, scarf, sunglasses, sunblock, lip balm and a comfortable backpack are recommended all year round. Cotton clothing is out of the question since cotton gets cold and icy when wet.
On hiking trips, we have a NO COTTON ALLOWED policy.
Bring your own water/drinks, at least 2L per person. Enough snacks for 25 km!
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