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How long are the summer days in Iceland?

By Sara McMahon

  • The Sun Voyager.  The sun is visible for about 21 hours in Reykjavík on the 21st of June. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

On June 21st the sun is visible for the full 24 hours in the Westfjords.

 

Around the summer solstice (June 21st), the sun is visible for the full 24 hours in the Westfjords. According to the National University’s information page, Visindavefur.is, the sun is visible for about 21 hours in Reykjavík on that day. 

During the winter solstice, on the other hand, the days are dramatically shorter, with only 4 hours of daylight in Reykjavík and a mere 2 hours and 45 minutes in the Westfjords. 

 

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