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Five Best Places To See Midnight Sun
“I wake where the sun never sleeps” is a song by an American hardcore punk band called ‘Stick to Your Guns’, but do you know there are some places on our planet Earth where sun never sets. Believe it or not but it’s true. In this article we are going to tell you about these five amazing places where sun is always on duty. These places obviously have a specific geographical location, and one thing in common that all these places are close to the poles of the earth.
At the poles, North Pole and South Pole, this means that the sun only rises and sets once each year. Our Earth is tilted on its axis by approximately 23 degrees and that’s the reason behind this phenomenon. There are some countries where you can witness this phenomenon during your exotic holiday.
Are you planning a vacation to the place/places where the sun never sets or to a land of the midnight sun, a place where in summer the sun can often be seen past midnight? If your answer is a big “yes” then keep on reading to know more. Top five destinations are listed below:
Top 5 Places to Witness Midnight Sun
Norway :- As Norway is a country with high latitude, there are large seasonal variations in daylight. During the summer months or from late May to late July, the sun never completely descends beneath the horizon in areas north of the Arctic Circle. That’s why Norway is also known as the “Land of the Midnight Sun” and the rest of the country experiences up to 20 hours of daylight per day.
So, if you wish to experience a complete daytime, visit Northern Norway, where the sun literally never sets. Thus, you can do a lot of activities such as cycle tour, fishing, go sea kayaking, golfing or take a cruise to soak in the experience of your days of midnight sun in Northern Norway.
Iceland :- Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country full of beautiful varied landscapes with an ethereal quality. During your stay, here you can visit beautiful waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and geysers or go camping and diving.
If you are fond of horse riding then you can ride the Icelandic horses. And if you have got passion for leisure sport of golf then you can give it a try at any of the 65 golf courses at the land of midnight sun.
Canada :- Inuvik and Northwest Territories of Canada are the places of your interest as here you can experience a daytime for about 50 days during the summer! Isn’t it amazing? You can spend time in Fishing and hunting, or playing golf on the tundra. Plus, you can participate in the Midnight Sun Fun Run which starts at midnight on the weekend closest to the summer solstice.
The Great Northern Arts Festival (annual feature in mid-July) is also there to participate in. See, so many fun activities that you can enjoy when you visit these places where the sun never sets.
Sweden :- Sweden is one of the places where sun says no to down. Yes, in Sweden, you can enjoy the midnight sun in the capital city Stockholm where the sun sets around midnight and rises again at 4:30 am in the morning. Stockholm is located at the place where Lake Malaren joins the Baltic Sea and it actually consists of 14 islands, thus, 30% parts of Stockholm is made-up of waterways.
During your stay, you can plan a ride on the waters to view the midnight sun. Skansen is another Swedish town which is replica of 19th century Sweden with traditional houses, trades people and artisans. Here you can see the oldest open-air museum in the world, which is open at the time when you can enjoy the midnight sun. Also, don’t forget to visit Bjorkliden to enjoy night golf in broad daylight. While staying in Sweden, you should not miss to go for night hiking in the mountains at Lapporten or Abisko National Park, right in the Swedish Lapland.
Finland :- It’s a sovereign state in Europe where you can fulfill your desire of seeing midnight sun. Right time to plan your holiday to Finland is during the Finnish National Holiday of Midsummer ( June and July ) as during these months sun does not set.
It’s the time when people light bonfires, go for boating and fishing. Skiing, cycling, rock climbing and hiking are some fun activities where you can have fun with your family and friends when you are visiting this country of the midnight sun.
So what’s your favorite place to witness midnight sun from our list of top 5 places where sun never sets?