Here's the ultimate Iceland Summer Packing List. Prepare for midnight sun, crazy weather, hiking, camping, bars, festivals, hot pools, and fun!

Iceland Summer Packing List

Here's the ultimate Iceland Summer Packing List. Prepare for midnight sun, crazy weather, hiking, camping, bars, festivals, hot pools, and fun!

midnight sun in sweden...on my "to see" list

midnight sun in sweden...on my "to see" list

Norway's Midnight Sun Marathon. The world's northernmost marathon attracts runners from over 50 nations who compete at night, but in broad daylight – courtesy of the midnight sun, which doesn't set in this part of Arctic Norway from mid-May to mid-July. The marathon itself is the main event, but there is also a half-marathon, a 10-kilometer race, a 4.2-kilometer fun-run, and a children's race.

Norway's Midnight Sun Marathon. The world's northernmost marathon attracts runners from over 50 nations who compete at night, but in broad daylight – courtesy of the midnight sun, which doesn't set in this part of Arctic Norway from mid-May to mid-July. The marathon itself is the main event, but there is also a half-marathon, a 10-kilometer race, a 4.2-kilometer fun-run, and a children's race.

Hurtigruten in Midnight Sun (Photo: Bård Løken/Visit Tromsø)

Hurtigruten in Midnight Sun (Photo: Bård Løken/Visit Tromsø)

White Nights Festival, Russia Date: May 27 - August 2 This international arts festival is celebrated during the season of the midnight sun in the city of St. Petersburg. The festivities include classic ballet, opera and music events — featuring both Russian and international artists. The Scarlet Sails celebration is the most famous public event of the festival owing to its spectacular fireworks show.

White Nights Festival, Russia Date: May 27 - August 2 This international arts festival is celebrated during the season of the midnight sun in the city of St. Petersburg. The festivities include classic ballet, opera and music events — featuring both Russian and international artists. The Scarlet Sails celebration is the most famous public event of the festival owing to its spectacular fireworks show.

Secret Solstice - Midnight Sun Music Festival https://www.playa-vacation.com/blogs/news

Secret Solstice - Midnight Sun Music Festival https://www.playa-vacation.com/blogs/news

People enjoying evening on banks of Chena River-- Midnight Sun Festival in Fairbanks, AK

People enjoying evening on banks of Chena River-- Midnight Sun Festival in Fairbanks, AK

Travel: Iceland’s Secret Solstice music festival under the midnight sun

Travel: Iceland’s Secret Solstice music festival under the midnight sun

Reykjavik, Iceland’s capitol is one of the cleanest, safest, and happiest cities in the world. Even though it only has an urban area population of…

Secret Solstice June 16-19 2016 Reykjavik Iceland | Midnight Sun Music Festival

Secret Solstice June 16-19 2016 Reykjavik Iceland | Midnight Sun Music Festival

1. Finland dropped significantly —11 places — since the last report, but as the safest country in the world it’s still got an edge. With tourist attractions including the Northern Lights, the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Lapland (if the sun stays up all night, you might as well, too) and the distinguished honor of most saunas per capita, it’s a terrific place to spend a holiday.

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1. Finland dropped significantly —11 places — since the last report, but as the safest country in the world it’s still got an edge. With tourist attractions including the Northern Lights, the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Lapland (if the sun stays up all night, you might as well, too) and the distinguished honor of most saunas per capita, it’s a terrific place to spend a holiday.

Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia * St. Petersburg is Russia's capital of the arts, and its center is the Mariinsky Theater, open since 1860 and where many of the masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov originally premiered.  Visit between late May and mid-July for the prestigious Stars of the White Nights Festival, the annual musical celebration of the summer solstice's midnight sun.

25 Ballet Books, Films, and Media To Binge On This Summer

Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia * St. Petersburg is Russia's capital of the arts, and its center is the Mariinsky Theater, open since 1860 and where many of the masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov originally premiered. Visit between late May and mid-July for the prestigious Stars of the White Nights Festival, the annual musical celebration of the summer solstice's midnight sun.

Each summer this northern gem of a town pulses with seasonal magic and 24-hour fun: music festivals, old-world charm, the midnight sun and not a traffic light in sight.

Six cool reasons to visit Dawson City, Yukon

Each summer this northern gem of a town pulses with seasonal magic and 24-hour fun: music festivals, old-world charm, the midnight sun and not a traffic light in sight.

russian+culture | The View from Sennaya Ploschad: Scarlet Sails Holiday June 19, 2010

russian+culture | The View from Sennaya Ploschad: Scarlet Sails Holiday June 19, 2010

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