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Travel:

By air:

Our travel partner WOW air offers affordable flights. You can book flights directly from here. All international flights arrive at the Leifsstöð international airport in Keflavík which is about an hour outside the capital city of Reykjavík where the festival takes place.

By boat:

If you wish to travel to Iceland by boat the Smyrilline operates regular trips to Iceland. It‘s a good alternative especially if you wish to bring a car or a camper. You can get more info on available dates and locations from their website.

Airport transfers and other options

Upon your arrival at the international airport in Keflavik you will have to make your way to the capital of Reykjavik. You can do this either by bus, rental car or taxi.

Reykjavík Excursions

Our partner Reykjavík Excursions offers discounted airport transfers to our customers. They also offer a variety of discounted tours and other add-ons. You can take a look at their options and book here.

Europcar Car Rental

For customers that would like to rent a car for their stay our car rental partner Europcar offers special discounted rates for our customers. If you decide to rent a car from Europcar you can pick it up from Keflavík international airport upon your arrival. You can take a look at their options and book here.

Taxis

There is a variety of taxi services available. Usually there are taxis lined up outside the airport terminal but you also have the option to pre-book. You can get more information on their services on their websites.

Hreyfill/Bæjarleiðir

BSR

Borgarbílastöðin

Accommodation:

Camping

Camping passes are on sale now. You can purchase a camping pass for ISK here and for EUR here.

Hotels/hostels/guesthouses

There is a wide variety of hotels/hostels/guesthouses in Reykjavik with a wide range in quality and cost. We recommend hotels in the 101, 105 or 104 area codes if you want to stay close to the festival site.

Other options

Reykjavik has an abundance of AirBNBs available. You can take a look here.

There is a relatively strong couch surfing scene in Iceland so if you‘re feeling adventurous or just want to get to know some locals it could be a good option for you. You can take a look here.

Partner deals for Secret Solstice 2017 customers

We’re thrilled with our festival partners and their support to the festival. Our partners offer a variety of special deals to Secret Solstice customers (more updates will be available soon)

Reykjavík Excursions discounted airport transfers and tours

Our partner Reykjavík Excursions offers discounted airport transfers and a variety of discounted tours and other add-ons. You can take a look at their options and book here.

Europcar discounted car rentals

Our car rental partner Europcar offers special discounted rates for our customers. If you decide to rent a car from Europcar you can pick it up from Keflavík international airport upon your arrival or arrange for a pickup upon your arrival in Reykjavík. You can take a look at their options and book here.

F.A.Q:

What is Secret Solstice?

Secret Solstice is an Icelandic music festival in it’s fourth year that will take place on the 16th – 18th of June 2017. 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. The festival is themed after the Norse religion and mythology of old and along with our side-event it’s been described as “one of the most unique events in the world”.

Wait a minute? 24 hour sunlight?

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.

Norse mythology? Tell me more?

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.

Side-Events?

The festival operates a number of side-events along side the festival itself. We’ve already announced 2 of this years side-events “Secret Solstice presents Into The Glacier 2017” and “Secret Solstice presents The Midnight Sun Boat Party”. You can read more about these events and book tickets here.

Where is it?

The festival is set in Icelands capital city Reykjavík.

When does the festival take place?

The festival takes place from the 16th – 18th of June 2017 over the summer solstice. During that period Iceland has 24-hour sunlight which definitely provides a very unique atmosphere for the festival.

What kind of music can one hear there?:

The festival aims for a very diverse selection of music from both local and international, established and up-and-coming talent.

Who’s playing?

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.

Where can I get a ticket?

As long as you‘re 18 years old tickets are available for purchase. You can purchase a ticket in ISK here and EUR here.

What about on-site accommodation and services?

On site camping is available and can be booked in ISK here and for EUR here. On site there is a varied selection of food vendors to satisfy any taste and dietary preference as well as various merchandise stands.

What about off-site?

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)).

What‘s the local currency and how expensive is it?

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.

How to get there?

You can book flights through our travel partner WOW air here.

What about the weather? What should I wear?

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.

Are there any prohibited items on the festival site?

The following items are prohibited on the festival site:

  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed
  • Animals (except pre-approved service animals)
  • Professional photography and/or videography equipment without a media pass (DSLR cameras, detachable professional zoom lenses, stands or other commercial equipment)
  • Professional audio recording equipment
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Professional radios or walkie-talkies
  • Personal soundsystems and generators
  • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
  • Chairs or furniture of any kind
  • Hammocks
  • Umbrellas (over 100cm when open)
  • Luggage carriers (framed backpacks, camping backpacks, suitcases excludes standard soft back back pack)
  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts or any personal motorized vehicles (excludes wheelchairs)
  • Fireworks
  • Weapons (Includes items that can be construed as weapons and explosives)
  • Containers (glass, metal, plastic or coolers of any kind)
  • Graffiti or painting supplies (paint, spray cans, graffiti pens and similar products)
  • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind, except 2 factory sealed bottles of water (up to 1 liter each)
  • Illicit Substances (illegal drugs, research chemicals, novel psychoactive substances, NPS, designer drugs, nitrous oxide, herbal highs)

The following items are prohibited on the camping site:

  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed
  • Animals (except pre-approved service animals)
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Professional radios or walkie-talkies
  • Fireworks
  • Weapons (Includes items that can be construed as weapons and explosives)
  • Graffiti or painting supplies (paint, spray cans, graffiti pens and similar products)
  • Illicit Substances (illegal drugs, research chemicals, novel psychoactive substances, NPS, designer drugs, nitrous oxide, herbal highs)

What if me or my band is interested in playing the festival?

You can apply for performing at the festival through our artist application forms. If you’re an Icelandic band please fill in the application here and if you’re a foreign band please fill in the application here.

I am a member of a media organization or an independent journalist/photographer/blogger interested in covering the festival. Can I get a get a free ticket for my coverage?

You can apply for a press pass for Secret Solstice 2017 here. For further enquiries you can send our media department an email here.

 

 

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