Celebrate 96 Hours of Straight Sunlight at Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival

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REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - JUNE 22: A general view of crowd atmosphere during Secret Solstice Music Festival 2014 on June 22, 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Redferns via Getty Images)

The Secret Solstice festival in Reykjavik celebrates the 96 straight hours of sunlight Iceland’s capital city experiences each year at the start of summer. And with a top-notch musical lineup and attractions like a lava tunnel and a party-within-an-actual-glacier, the 2018 celebration is shaping up to be quite the experience.

Thanks to an Arctic phenomenon called the midnight sun, Reykjavik will have four days of continuous sunlight from June 21-24, a period of time when tourists and locals alike can take advantage of the extra hours of daylight by attending the fifth annual Secret Solstice festival.

Secret Solstice 2018 will feature performances from a variety of of international and Icelandic artists—including Slayer, Stormzy, Gucci Mane and Bonnie Tyler—and attractions that let attendees experience Iceland’s natural beauty, such as a tour of a 5,000-year-old lava tunnel and a party inside Europe’s second largest glacier.

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