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Secret Solstice is an Icelandic music festival that is being held for the third time on the 16th-19th of June 2016. It showcases both established artists as well as exciting up-and-coming talent over the course of three days in the 24 hour midnight sun during the summer solstice. It‘s themed after the Norse religion and mythology of old. It‘s set to deliver a unique party atmosphere filled with great entertainment. Alongside the festival we operate a number of exclusive side-events.
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Alongside the festival itself we run a few amazing side-events! We’ll announce the events individually leading up to the festival but we’ve already announced the Secret Solstice presents: Into The Glacier parties and the Secret Lagoon Party. For more information and tickets to Secret Solstice presents: Into The Glacier parties click here and for more information and tickets to the Secret Lagoon Party click here.
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Because of how close Iceland is situated to the arctic circle, the nation gets the full on effect of seasonal changes on a unique scale. During the summer we get long, sunny days and, as expected, winter comes with complete darkness.
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The summer solstice was a time of bounty in the lives of the Nordic nations and a cause for celebration. The Norse mythology and religion commonly known as the Asatru is deeply rooted in natural symbolism.
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The festival is set in Laugardalur around Engjavegur 8, 104 in Icelands capital city Reykjavik and is situated close to the city center.
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The festival takes place from the 17th-19th of June 2016 over summer solstice. During that period Iceland has 24-hour sunlight which definitely provides a very unique atmosphere for the festival.
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A very diverse selection of music from both local and international, established and up-and-coming talent.
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Too many to mention but a lot of amazing music. The full lineup will be posted soon but you can check out already booked acts here.
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As long as you‘re 18 years old and have a credit card tickets are available online right here. If you don’t have a credit card please contact our ticket supplier Tix.is and they will assist you. We also have package deals on sale with GamanTravel which include flights and festival tickets with a variety of add-ons available here as well as packages with Festicket here and Festlane here.
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A 3-day festival pass is 24.900 kr.- and a V.I.P 3-day festival pass for 34.900 kr -. For those that want to treat themselves to the ultimate festival experience we have the Óðinn Super-V.I.P passes which are on sale for 129.900 kr. To purchase tickets and get more information on different types of tickets please click here. We also have package deals on sale which include flights and festival tickets with a variety of add-ons available from GamanTravel here, Festicket here and Festlane here.
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There is an abundance of food vendors, merchants and other service providers on-site. We offer on-site camping within a few minutes walking distance from festival site itself. Camping passes are on sale for 9.900 ISK here. We also offer tent and camping equipment rentals with you partner Rent-A-Tent here. For our customers that are interested in exploring Iceland we offer guided tours and well as airport transfers with our partner Reykjavík Excursions here.
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There are many hotels and hostels of varying quality depending on what you are after around the area and a bit further off (Reykjavik is a pretty small city so you can pretty much stay anywhere and still be close). Reykjavik has a very vibrant restaurant culture and a varied selection of activities which we encourage you to check out during your stay. We have rooms available in hotels and hostels close to the festival site as a part of our all inclusive package deals here.
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Iceland uses it‘s own currency called krónur which you can exchange most foreign currencies for at all local banks or the foreign exchange at Keflavik airport. You can actually get quite a bang for your buck as Iceland really isn‘t that expensive anymore.
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A lot of airlines fly to Iceland including the two major Icelandic airlines Wow Air and Icelandair. You can also travel by boat with the cruise liner Norræna. You can take a closer look at your options here. We also have package deals with flights, festival tickets and an abundance of add-ons which are available here.
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Icelandic weather can be very temperamental so you should bring clothes for most situations. Still this time of year tends to pretty mild so you should be fine with light protective clothing. Just pay attention to the forecast and consider what you want to do during your stay.
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The festival promoters are willing to consider anyone for a spot to play at the festival. You can send enquires here. If you’re an Icelandic act you can apply for performing here. Foreign applicants can apply here.
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We have a variety of vendors, merchants and concession stands on-site at Secret Solstice. If you are interested in becoming an on-site service provider at Secret Solstice please send us an email here.
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Nothing is certain in that aspect. If you’re interested in more info please email us here. If you’d like to apply for a Press or Photo pass please click here.