It’s Midsummer Night in Reykjavík, meaning all kinds of wild and crazy things happen [folks getting naked and rolling around in the dew, that kinda thing].
People also go for long hikes in the middle of the night. Fimmvörðuháls is one of the most popular — hundreds of people have hiked it on this night in the last few years. They leave Skógar at around 8 pm and arrive in Þórsmörk around 6 am. However, that hike is off limits this year, for obvious reasons.
I’d totally forgotten it was Midsummer Night until EPI asked me just a few minutes ago whether I wanted to go hiking. We’re consequently toying with the idea of doing a Mt. Esja … which would mean we’d be back home at around 4 am and, well, kind of dead tomorrow. But this is the night for doing that kind of thing — and it’s amazing how much energy you can tank here in the middle of the summer when the sun never properly sets.