Which countries witness the midnight sun?
Due to the rotation of the earth around the sun, we have 12 hours day and 12 hours night. But there is someplace that experiences sunlight for straight 24 hours without a break. We always wish that the day never ends. Yes, there are some people who are lucky to have their wish fulfilled. We are talking about places in the world where the sun never sets. Just Imagine the day never ends and you don’t know when to sleep and when to wake up.
Here are some few places where the sun never sets:
Land of Midnight Sun, Norway
Norway is known as the land of midnight sun. Since Norway is at a high altitude there are variations in daylight because of the period of refracted sunlight is long in the country for about a period of 76 days. The sun never sets for 20 hours right from late May to late July. Whenever you visit this region live for days, for there is no night. Don’t forget to get a peek of the northern lights when visiting. Explore the place, go for a whale safari or witness the wilderness inland. It feels heavenly when you see blissful nature exhibits is vivid colour.
Bright Daylight, Iceland
Iceland witness bright daylight from early May to July. During arctic summer the sun descends at midnight and rises again at 3 in the morning. The skies are bathed in amber and gold and the sight is absolutely splendid. You can enjoy scenic waterfalls, receding glaciers and fiery volcanoes at 2 in the morning. You can also enjoy camping and diving and also ride the Iceland horses or play the leisure sport of golf at any of the 65 golf courses at midnight.
Finland: Activities like skiing, cycling, hiking and rock climbing are famous. You can plan your holiday to Finland during the Finnish National Holiday during midsummer. The sun shines for 73 hours at a stretch during summers and this country experiences absolutely no sunlight during winters.
Barrow Alaska: this small city with just 5000 people living is 1300 feet inside the earth where you scan enjoy super winter days. The sun never sets for three months and then the sun never rises for two months. If you want to enjoy the sun at night at 2 am, visit this place between May to August.
Canada is the world second largest country with rest to the area which is always covered with snow. Not the whole area but few places including Inuvik and North West Territories in Canada enjoy the bright sunshine continuously for 50 days in summer, other than the normal sunset. Canada also offers several breathtaking views and serene places to enjoy.
St. Petersburg Russia
St Petersburg Russia: imagine walking along the banks of the City Rivers and canals in almost broad daylight, no matter what the time of the day it is. Could there be anything more romantic than such a life as lived in the land of White Nights? Here the sun does not go below the horizon enough for the sky to glow dark.
Sweden lets you experience a midnight sun at its stunning capital city of Stockholm. Here the sun sets around midnight and rises back at around 4.30 a.m.