It’s summer, but not as you know it.
To fully grasp the concept of the “Icelandic summer” it’s important to realize that it’s all about alluring pixies frolicking naked through fields of wild flowers under the midnight sun, listening to Sigur Rós.
But it is true that the most unique selling proposition of the Icelandic summer is the midnight sun.
In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s the mostly 24-hours of daylight in the period from the end of May until the end of July. For our goth and vampire passengers this may be a total, um, nightmare, but for everyone else it’s rather welcome.
You see, summer in Iceland changes everything. For example, you can eat an ice cream in the middle of the night without feeling guilty. Also: drinking a beer in the park at all hours is completely socially acceptable, no matter what your mother-in-law says.
With the shackles of winter gone, you can forage for actual berries, or go to an actual beach. So, as you can see, Iceland in the summer is a whole world of fun, even with your clothes on.
And that strange feeling you get when you stagger out of the bar to be greeted by daylight? Why, that’s why Corey Hart invented wearing sunglasses at night.