The Nordic Midnight Sun

Get inspiration to find the best locations to explore the Midnight Sun in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Greenland and Iceland.

The phenomenon where the sun remains visible above the horizon at midnight and occurs in the regions north of the Arctic Circle is definitely one the biggest nature highlights in the Nordic region.
 

Why do we have Midnight Sun in the Nordic countries

Because of the refraction of light, the midnight sun can occasionally be seen below the Arctic circle. And even more, south in the Nordic countries, the sun is never far below the horizon. From May to August there is so much light from the sun, that you nowhere in the Nordic countries experience true darkness.

 

What is the Midnight Sun

Because the earth is tilted on its axis the polar regions are facing the sun in the summer months. At 66 degrees north latitude, at the Arctic Circle is the northern limit of the longest day of the year. Around  21 June the sun is visible for the full 24 hours

The midnight sun can be seen between mid-June and early July. The endless hours of daylight give rivers, mountains and lakes a wonderful pearly sheen.

 

Where to see the Midnight Sun in the Nordic countries

It is possible to watch the midnight sun in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Greenland.

In Sweden, the most highly recommended midnight sun destination is Kiruna. Here the midnight sun is visible from 29 May to 14 July. 

In Norway, we can recommend Tromsø (20 May-22July) and North Cape (13 Mai - 29 July)

In Finland, it is possible in Utsjoki (16 Mai-27 July) and Kilpisjärvi (22 Mai -25 July)

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The Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun in Sweden

Midnight Sun in Sweden

The Midnight Sun is visible around 24 hours a day above the Arctic Circle in Northern Sweden,

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Midnight Sun in Norway

Midnight Sun in Norway

It is in the middle of the night and the sun still shining north of the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway. Here the summer days lasts for weeks and months.

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Midnight Sun in Finland

Midnight Sun in Finland

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Midnight Sun Destinatons

Midnight Sun in Reykjavik

Midnight Sun in Reykjavik

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North Cape

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Grand Lake Saimaa

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Kiruna in Lapland

Kiruna in Lapland

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Abisko National Park

Abisko National Park

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Rovaniemi

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Nuuk

Nuuk

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Tromsø

Tromsø

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Midnight Sun in Sweden

The Midnight Sun is visible around 24 hours a day above the Arctic Circle in Northern Sweden,

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Midnight Sun in Norway

It is in the middle of the night and the sun still shining north of the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway. Here the summer days lasts for weeks and months.
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Midnight Sun in Finland

Discover Finland in beautiful Midnight Sun season in the summer month.
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Midnight Sun in Iceland

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