Iceland: Music Festival Under The Midnight Sun

Published on: 2016/10/08
Iceland: Music Festival Under The Midnight Sun

I’m super excited to tell you guys about the Secret Solstice festival held in Reykjavik, Iceland from June 15-18th. It’s a unique festival due to it's timing, the summer solstice weekend and this is the fourth time it's being held. 

Iceland is known for being a land full of inspiring musicians and artists so bringing them together plus other international major bands and DJ’s will be one epic weekend. Are you joining ME? :) 

Secret Solstice will be held June 15-18th 2017. The festival features over 150 artists, both local and international, from genres. It showcases both well-known artists as well as exciting up-and-coming talent over the course of three days in the 24-hour midnight sun during the summer solstice. It is themed after the Norse religion and mythology of old gods. It is set to deliver a unique party atmosphere filled with great entertainment.


Due to Iceland being so close to the Arctic Circle, the sun never sets over the festival weekend, meaning 72hrs of never-ending daylight. 

Travellers that have been to Iceland before to attend a music festival know very well Iceland Airwaves and Sonar Reykjavik. I like both of these festivals, but after having attended Secret Solstice this is by far my favorite music festival in Iceland. BTW Secret Solstice is themed around Viking mythology, meaning it’s the only place you can actually party in Valhalla! 

Last year, 2016 was amazing! The weather was great, perfect atmosphere, so many locals and tourists attended. So you can imagine how excited I am to attend it again this year after two successful years. There are a few Icelandic festivals during summer but nothing of this magnitude and being held in the capital is a perfect location. My friends and I love this idea because it’s more accessible being held in Reykjavik. You can start the day in the pool, get lunch, attend happy hour and then just walk to the festival area.

Important links:

  • Buy a festival pass here
  • Package deals for flight, accommodation and festival pass here

Side events hosted by Secret Solstice:

  • Into The Glacier Party 3 events June 16th, 17th and 18th - The world's only party inside a glacier! 125 guests only will have the chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime party within Langjökull glacier, the second largest in Iceland and Europe.
  • The Lava Tunnel - 2 events, June 17th and 18th. Located in the Raufarholshellir lava tunnel system outside Reykjavík, Secret Solstice presents The Lava Tunnel will be held for the first time ever in Iceland. 

Check out the official website for all the information you need 

Secret Solstice 2015 through the eyes of Icelandic photographer Birta Rán. Some stunning shots in here from our second event in the midnight sun last year.

Posted by Secret Solstice Festival on Monday, February 8, 2016

The timetable will be posted a few days before the festival, so stay tuned for updates to follow! 

Make sure to follow Tiny Iceland via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and/or Vine app for frequent updates from the festival if your not attending it this year. If you spot me come say HI! Secret Solstice will of course be very active on social media so make sure to follow them too: Facebook, TwitterInstagram and Snapchat @SecretSolstice.


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