There's no rest for the wicked in the 24-hour sunshine of Secret Solstice...
How many festivals are there where you can party inside a glacier, or inside a geothermally heated pool on a sunny boat ride at 1am? Not many, we'll wager. In fact, there's exactly one, and it's Secret Solstice. We know that because we've seen the press release and you haven't, so stop bloody questioning us and have some faith, OK?
We're not pretending Secret Solstice isn't nuts. We kind of think that might be part of the fun. Of course, another considerable part of the fun is that past line-ups have included FKA Twigs, Massive Attack, Wu-Tang Clan and Kelis, so that also adds to the joy of it.
Based in the city of Reykjavik, you can choose between camping or booking your own hostel to sleep in, so at least you have the option of curtains when it all gets too much. If you've got £200,00 to spare, you could even splash out on the VIP tickets we reported on this summer. Or you can try to stay awake for the full 72 hours. We will officially buy a pint for any Festival Baby who can provide us with documentary proof that they've passed the Solstice Challenge...
Please don't take the Solstice Challenge without parental supervision. We don't want to be responsible for any fatalities.
Full lineup here.
How do I get there?
A number of airlines fly to Iceland. 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. You can find a list of the airlines and links to their sites here.
You can also 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.
You can also buy inclusive travel and accommodation packages from the festival website, here. The event is just a 10-15 minute walk from the best hotel, hostel and AirBnB accommodation in the city.
Limited early bird tickets are available at 15,900kr (approx. $126USD)
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
You can get tickets through the website.