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Fjord Tours Facts / 22 Mar 2019

The Midnight Sun

Sun in the middle of the night? Up north everything is possible.

Experience a sunset turning into a sunrise. For several months a year the sun never sets north of the arctic circle.

The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer in places north of the Arctic Circle or south of the Antarctic Circle. During these months the earth is rotated at a tilted axis that is relative to the sun. That’s why, for several months, the sun never sets above the Arctic Circle.

The sun does not set:

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Experiencing the midnight sun is a unique and somewhat different experience. With the sun never setting, you can go on whale safaris, explore the wilderness, go for a midnight swim or even go golfing in the middle of the night!