Above the Arctic Circle you can discover the Midnight sun in the Summer

Above the Arctic Circle you can discover the Midnight sun in the Summer

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The Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle is the outermost circle of latitude counted from the North Pole at which the sun does not set at the summer solstice. This phenomenon is called the Midnight Sun, the polar day or the polar summer.

It is also the outermost line, counted from the North Pole, that joins the points at which the sun does not rise above the horizon at the winter solstice. This phenomenon is called the polar night.


The raw outpost of civilisation

This last outpost of civilisation can be reached by specialised tour operators through snowmobiling or dog sledging tours. Stay in Arctic Circle cities like Luleå and Kiruna, the last major outposts of civilisation, modernity and comfort just minutes from the wilderness.


Visit an Arctic village

Visit the Arctic village Juoksengi and take a coffee break in the Arctic Circle House for more interesting information.

To notice this place is only open in the summer. When you visit a memorable destination like the Arctic Circle, why not get the Arctic Circle Certificate at the Arctic Circle House.


Inlandsbanan

The famous tourist train Inlandsbanan also come here. Crossing into the Arctic is occasion enough for about of whistle-blowing by the train, as it pulls up to allow everyone to take Photos.

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The Arctic Circle

Inlandsbanan Railway Tour

Inlandsbanan Railway Tour

Tickets and Seat Reservation for Inlandsbanan Railway Tour

Railway journey starts in Mora and ends in Bodø/ Narvik

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Kiruna in Lapland

Kiruna in Lapland

Visit Kiruna the most northerly town in Sweden, famous for the Jukkasjarvi Icehotel.

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