Elves on Midsummer Night

Midsummer Night


This is the longest day of the year. The sun barely sets before rising again and the sky is blue for 24 hours. People stay up, often camping, drinking and having a good time throughout the never- ending night
Hotels and other accommodations in Iceland are often quite full during this time as it is a particularly enchanting time to stay in Iceland.

On Midsummer Night, folklore states, that if you sit at a crossroads, elves will attempt to seduce you with food and gifts. If you give in to temptation there are grave consequences for being seduced by their offers, they may kill you, leave you insane, or crippled, or even take you with them never to be seen again. 
However, if you manage to resist their temptations you will be rewarded with many blessings, wealth and happiness.