Reykjavík Harbor in midsummer

Midsummer Nights In Reykjavík

To walk along the Old Harbour in the midst of Reykjavík’s summer is a picture-perfect charm for early morning weekend walks, before the rest of the city is out and about. The mood is very much like a Nordic fairy tale infused with crisp air, cool breeze and all the shades of blue, from the surrounding mountains and ocean.

Reykjavík might not offer warm summer nights or hot days, but it’s filled with extensive sunlight and optimism. Icelanders love fewer things more than to dine and wine outdoors, to simply wallow under the midnight sun and share stories.

Taking leisure or a brisk walk along the ocean is the ideal way to soak up some of that free oxygen our homeland has to offer, while nourishing the mind and taking in the statuesque scenery.

Another aspect of our summers is taking an evening swim and allowing time for spa rituals, soaking in hot tubs followed by dipping into cold water, and lingering in a sauna. The geothermal baths in Reykjavík are extensive, with outdoor pools and wellness offerings, and are what the locals consider some of the most affordable luxury Iceland has to offer.

With an array of activities, events, outdoor spaces and cuisines, Reykjavík is a happening bundle of joy all summer long, and everyone seems to have an extra kick in their steps. While not considered a traditional summer holiday destination, it’s a destination to soak up vibrant energy while creating fun memories and possibly making new friends.

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