Tag Archives: Solstice

Light that sings. In northern Iceland the sun barely sets in the days leading to and after the summer solstice. The honey-dipped rays of the low sub-Arctic sun around midnight is a sublime experience.      

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Music of the Sphere. During the couple of weeks before and after the summer solstice – June 21 in the northern hemisphere – the sun barely dips below the horizon near the latitudes of the High North. If the weather gods are on your side, you get to enjoy a soft, lingering symphony of honeyed […]

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The back of beyond. Shaped like a goose head, the Langanes peninsula in northeast Iceland truly feels like the edge of the world. A rough dirt route skirts its northern periphery all the way to its tip to the lighthouse Fontur. An astonishing array of bird life is found here in the summer, including one […]

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