Discover the Nordic Midnight Sun
Get here inspiration to find the best locations to explore the Midnight Sun in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Greenland and Iceland.
The phenomenon of ´the Midnight sun´, where the sun remains visible above the horizon at midnight, occurs in the regions north of the Arctic Circle. This is one of the biggest nature highlights in the Nordic region.
Where to see the Midnight Sun
Watching the midnight sun in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Greenland - see our list below:
|Svalbard||20 April - 22 Aug|
|Northcape||13 May- 29 July|
|Tromsø||20 May 23 July|
|Bodø||4 June - 8 July|
|Hammerfest||16 May 27 July|
|Narvik||25 May- 20 July|
|Svolvær||28 May - 14 July|
|Andenes||22 May - 21 July|
|Vardø||17 May- 26 July|
17 May - 27 July
See more: Midnight sun in Norway
In Sweden, the best places to see the Midnight Sun would be in the country's far north, such as the Lapland region.
During the summer months of June and July, the sun does not set in these areas, providing the opportunity to experience the Midnight Sun. Some locations known for their Midnight Sun views include the Abisko National Park, Kiruna and Jokkmokk.
See more: The Midnight sun in Sweden
Some locations known for their Midnight Sun views in Finland include the towns of Rovaniemi, Inari, and Utsjoki.
Visitors can also see Midnight Sun in areas of Finnish Lapland National Park, and the northern part of the Bothnian Bay National Park.
The best experience of Midnight Sun can be seen in the areas above the Arctic Circle, where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Lapland wilderness while the sun is shining all the time.
What is the Midnight Sun
Because the earth is tilted on its axis, the polar regions face the sun in the summer months. At 66 degrees north latitude, the Arctic Circle is the northern limit of the longest day of the year. Around 21 June, the sun is visible for a total of 24 hours
The midnight sun can be seen between mid-June and early July. The endless daylight hours give rivers, mountains and lakes a beautiful pearly sheen.