Horseback riding under the midnight sun in Iceland

The midnight sun is an amazing natural phenomenon that occurs in Iceland during the summer months when the sun remains visible at the horizon even at midnight. This occurs because Iceland is located at a high altitude, and during the summer, the sun’s angle is such that it never fully sets below the horizon.

One of the most awe-inspiring aspects of the midnight sun is the way it illuminates the landscape and creates a surreal, otherworldly atmosphere. The sky takes on a deep, orange hue and the sun appears to be suspended in the sky, casting a golden glow over the landscape.

The midnight sun also affects the local wildlife, as many animals are active for longer periods due to the extended daylight. It is not uncommon to see birds singing and flying around at all hours of the night, and the midnight sun has a rejuvenating effect on plants, which grow and bloom at an accelerated rate.

Overall, the midnight sun is a truly unique and awe-inspiring experience that can only be found in a few select places around the world, and Iceland is one of the best places to experience it.

Horseback riding under the midnight sun in Iceland can be a truly magical experience. The extended daylight and the surreal, otherworldly atmosphere created by the midnight sun can make for a very unique and memorable horseback riding experience.

Riding a horse during the midnight sun may feel different than riding during the day, as the extended daylight can affect your body’s natural rhythms. You may feel more alert and energize, and the longer hours of daylight may make it easier to plan longer rides or to spend more time exploring the beautiful Icelandic landscape.

The golden glow of the midnight sun can also create a beautiful, peaceful atmosphere, and the extended daylight may allow you to take in more of the breathtaking views and enjoy the beauty of the Icelandic landscape in a way that is not possible during the shorter days of winter.

Overall, riding a horse under the midnight sun in Iceland can be a truly unforgettable experience that combines the thrill of horseback riding with the beauty and magic of the natural world.

We have saddles available on our Riding under the Mystique Midnight sun tour if you want to join us on this adventure.


”Wow! I am lost for words honestly, this tour is so unique and riding in the midnight sun is just wonderful. If you are thinking about joining this tour, think no more just join it!”
A.E. Germany