June 23, 2024

Sunset At Sixteen Thirty Three

The days are getting shorter. There are still 24 hours in a day but the daylight hours are fewer. 

That day the sunset was at sixteen thirty three and today it is at sixteen twenty five.The effect is more dramatic in the Westfjords. In the last week of November the sun disappears behind the mountains in Isafjordur Town and will not be visible until late in January.

When the sun becomes visible again on a certain street it is time for celebration. The Sun Coffee (Sólarkaffi) is held in many places with the delicious Icelandic pancakes as the main course. 

The name of the street where the sun becomes visible in the Isafjordur Town is of course Sun Street or Sólgata in Icelandic.