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Iceland is a country of great extremes. The winters are dark almost 24/7 and the summers are the complete opposite, providing us with the midnight sun. Here we have listed the time of sunrise, sunset and how much daylight you will get each month.
“What time does the sun set in Iceland?” If there ever is a question with many answers it would be this one. The question is not impossible to answer but when asked about hours of daylight in a country of such extremes the answer just isn’t an easy one to give.
The daylight spectrum in Iceland, the center represents daylight during June
Iceland is famous for being very polar and having two intense seasons. First, it’s the green bright summers with the midnight sun and rainbowed waterfalls and then second the dark and gruesome winters where the Aurora Borealis and white snow are thought to be sources of light.
In winter the daylight is around 4 hours but feels like none sometimes and in summer it's about 21 hours, but feels like 24.
Midnight Sun in the summer, Iceland
After being given this knowledge you are likely starting to understand just why it is hard to answer the questions with a simple answer so, to answer it in the best way we are going to split the sunset and sunrise by months.
It is truly fascinating to see how much the difference is and how rapidly it changes. Hope this comes in handy!
WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN JANUARY?
1st of January the sunrise is at 11:19 am and the sunset is at 15:43 pm
Daylight - 4 hours 23 minutes
31st of January the sunrise is at 10:12 amand the sunset is at17:11 pm
Day length - 6 hours 29 minutes
Northern Lights above the Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland
WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN FEBRUARY?
1st of February the sunrise is at 10:09 am and the sunset is at 17:14 pm
Daylight - 7 hours 5 minutes
28th of February the sunrise is at 8:39 amand the sunset is at18:42 pm
Daylight - 10 hours 2 minutes
Solheimajokull glacier in February, South Coast of Iceland
WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN MARCH?
1st of March the sunrise is at 8:36 am and the sunset is at 18:45 pm
Daylight - 10 hours 8 minutes
31st of March the sunrise is at 6:50 amand the sunset is at20:15 pm
Daylight - 13 hours 24 minutes
Super Jeep tour to the Katla ice cave, Iceland
WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN APRIL?
1st of April the sunrise is at 6:47 am and the sunset is at 20:18 pm
Daylight - 13 hours 31 minutes
30th of April the sunrise is at 5:04 amand the sunset is at21:47 pm
Daylight - 16 hours 42 minutes
Panoramic view of the Iceland's capital - Reykjavik
WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN MAY?
1st of May the sunrise is at 5:01 am and the sunset is at 21:50 pm
Daylight - 16 hours 49 minutes
31st of May the sunrise is at 3:26 amand the sunset is at23:26 pm
Daylight - 20 hours
One of the main attractions of Golden Circle in Iceland - Strokkur geyser
WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN JUNE?
1st of June the sunrise is at 3:23 am and the sunset is at 23:29 pm
Daylight - 20 hours 5 minutes
30th of June the sunrise is at 3:03 amand the sunset is at23:57 pm
Daylight - 20 hours 54 minutes
The main summer activity in Iceland is trekking in mesmerizing Landmannalaugar trail