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The Midnight Sun in Finland

The Midnight Sun is also known as the nightless night or polar day. Here we give you some insights in where to discover this in Finland and why it is possible to watch this natural phenomenon.

The best place to experience the Midnight Sun is Finnish Lapland because the full Midnight Sun is only visible above the Arctic Circle.

But also below the Arctic Circle, the sun only pops below the horizon for a few hours at night. Even Helsinki, the capital on the southern coast has 24 hours of virtual daylight because the sun just dips under the horizon and then rises again. We can therefore recommend Helsinki to visit if you wish to do sightseeing and activities all day long. 


Where to see the Midnight Sun in Finland

The best time to enjoy the Midnight Sun is in June and July. In the northernmost parts of Finnish Lapland where the sun stays above the horizon for over 70 days. 

We can recommend you to visit Utsjoki, where you can see the Midnight Sun from 16 Mai to 27 July, Kilpisjärvi (22 Mai -25 July) and Rovaniemi where you can explore the Midnight Sun from 6th June to 7th July.

Midnight Sun – also known as the nightless night or polar day – can be seen in Rovaniemi from early June until early July, and nights are white throughout the summer.

Why is Finland the land of the Midnight sun

The Midnight Sun occurs in Finland because the northern part of the country is above the Arctic Circle and have almost unending daylight in Summer.

Discover also the Midnight sun in Sweden

Discover also the Midnight sun in Norway


Midnight summer festivals and events

Whether it is lazily picnicking with friends, wandering through outdoor public parks, or beating the heat with a fresh scoop of ice cream, summer in Finland is like no other. In celebration of the Midnight Sun in Finland, every year various events and festivals take place. 

A Midnight Sun Film Festival in June takes place in Sodankylä, or what about go to a Midsummer Party in Seurasaari, Helsinki – it’s an experience you will never forget.

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  • Lattitude: 61.922033
  • Longitude: 25.759629