On the darkest day of the year, December 22, the sun rose at 12:10 pm and set at 2:53 pm in Ísafjörður! And the whole town has been without direct sunlight for 2 months. But today is Sólardagur, the day the sun returns!!!
For more than 100 years, the locals have celebrated the day when the sun’s rays reach out again, down to Sólgötu (Sun Road). This is of course, weather permitting. As the sun moves through town, people move house to house having sólarkaffi and rjómapönnukökur (cream pancakes) to celebrate.