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Waiting for summer since 1926.

First day of summer

In Iceland we are always waiting for summer. Sometimes, we wait for summer all “summer” long.  Waiting for a quiet moment out on the balcony, the scent of barbecue wafting through the air. Waiting to get in the car and just drive with nothing but a tent, a sleeping bag and the desire for an adventure to guide us. Waiting to climb, run or bike up a mountain. Waiting to cast our rods. Waiting to spend time with nature.

On the first Thursday after 18th of April every year, the wait is over (even if the weather disagrees). That day Icelanders celebrate the first day of summer, which is the start of the first summer month (Harpa) of the old Icelandic calendar. There is an old tradition to give a sumargjöf (a summer gift) to celebrate this day. This marks the lengthening days and winter receding.

Even if it’s still snowing outside, in Icelanders’ minds the summer has arrived. Just make sure you keep warm!

Here is our suggestion for a real Sumargjöf (a summer gift):

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66°North

1.100 DKK
Women 4/16
Women 5/16
Women 6/16
Women 7/16

Logn

900 DKK
Women 8/16
Women 9/16

Logn

650 DKK
Women 11/16

Adalvik

400 DKK
Women 13/16
Women 14/16
Women 15/16

Logn

Cap

200 DKK
Women 16/16
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Men 3/21
New Men 4/21
Men 5/21
Men 8/21
Men 10/21

Logn

900 DKK
Men 11/21

Steinn

1.000 DKK
Men 12/21
Men 13/21

Blaer

800 DKK
Men 16/21

Stadarfell

Cap

250 DKK
Men 17/21

Adalvik

600 DKK
Men 19/21
Men 20/21
Men 21/21

Women

Women 3/20

Blaer

800 DKK
Women 4/20
Women 5/20
Women 7/20

66°North

1.100 DKK
Women 8/20
Women 9/20
Women 10/20
Women 11/20

Logn

900 DKK
Women 12/20
Women 13/20

Logn

650 DKK
Women 15/20

Adalvik

400 DKK
Women 17/20
Women 18/20
Women 19/20

Logn

Cap

200 DKK
Women 20/20

Men

Men 3/29

Blaer

900 DKK
Men 5/29
Men 6/29
New Men 7/29
Men 8/29
Men 9/29
Men 10/29
Men 11/29

Blaer

800 DKK
Men 12/29

Logn

900 DKK
Men 13/29
Men 16/29

Adalvik

600 DKK
Men 18/29
Men 19/29
Men 20/29
Men 21/29

Steinn

1.000 DKK
Men 22/29
Men 25/29
Men 26/29

Stadarfell

Cap

250 DKK
Men 27/29
Men 28/29
Men 29/29

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