The Best of this Year’s Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland

We’re going to be upfront with you right from the off: if you’re looking for pearly white beaches and blistering hot sun, you might want to look elsewhere. Even slap bang in the middle of summer, Icelandic temperatures struggled to surpass the 20°C mark. If, however, you’re looking for breathtaking scenery, including glaciers and frozen lava tunnels, then you’re in absolutely the right place. Much of the northern European country was sculpted from a mixture of ice and volcanic rock, creating a landscape unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Of course those kinds of otherworldly, dreamy sonics sit naturally that sort of setting — it’s probably the likes of Björk or Sigur Rós that spring to mind when you think of Iceland — but there’s naturally more to the country than that. Hip-hop has, as it has everywhere, reached the country, of course (It would be silly to assume otherwise). Frankly, whatever your musical palette, you’re unlikely to be disappointed by the range of rap, pop, folk, house and techno, and yes, heavy metal. Read More via Complex.

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