It’s day #9 of the A to Z Challenge. Let’s get down to it.
I’ve had Iceland in the back of my mind ever since Devon posted this video. I think that was in 2011?
The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon occurring in summer months at places north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible at the local midnight. Around the solstice (June 21 in the north and December 21 in the south) and given fair weather the sun is visible for the full 24 hours.
I decided then that I wanted to see the midnight sun firsthand. Since then, I’ve learned two things about Iceland: 1) that I can’t produce the names of any of its cities, and 2) that Reykjavík is both the capital city and “the nightlife capital of the north.”
I think it would be fun to test my limits a little bit and try a destination race. (I’ve never traveled to somewhere unfamiliar for the purpose of running a race.) Why not the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run? I’ll add it to my list.
Current cost of a plane ticket from Charlottesville (CHO) to Reykjavík (KEF): $4123.72 with taxes. Double whew.
Has anyone been to Iceland? Anyone seen the midnight sun, or partied in Reykjavík? Recommendations on lodging, restaurants, events? Feel free to share!