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6 Epic Destinations With Long (Really Long) Summer Days

AFAR Logo By celeste moure of AFAR | Slide 1 of 8: For about two weeks in mid-June in the world’s northernmost capital of Reykjavík, the sun sets just after midnight and rises again just before 3 a.m. This is where you go if you want to party during the midnight sun. A perfect day might kick off with coffee at Reykjavík Roasters, followed by a dip in the Blue Lagoon, craft beers at Mikkeller & Friends, a culture boost at Reykjavík Art Museum, and New Nordic cuisine at Apotek. If music is your thing, don’t miss the Secret Solstice Festival happening this year June 15-18.

Get close enough to the Arctic Circle in the summer and you can experience the midnight sun, so-called because the sun sets after the clock strikes 12 a.m. (if it sets at all). There’s plenty to do and even more to see, whether you’re a city person or prefer the wild outdoors. Either way, pack your sunscreen and sunglasses and head to one of these six destinations.

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