Midnight Sun & Northern Lights

  • The Midnight Sun – Arctic Circle

    The midnight sun is a phenomenon occurring in latitudes nearby or north of the Arctic Circle.
    The Arctic Circle is like an invisible line at 66˚33’ north. This is the point at which the sun remains visible at midnight.and never dips below the horizon. The further north you go, the longer is the period when the midnight sun may be seen. At the North Cape, the sun is visible (weather permitting) from 13 May to 29 July.

  • The Northern Lights

    The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis occurs in winter when the sun stays below the horizon throughout the day. This natural phenomenon originate from our sun and is caused by electrically charged solar particles passing into the Earth’s atmosphere. The aurora can appear abruptly during winter, filling the sky with great arcs as ghostly wisps in green, yellow, red and violet dancing above the horizon, before disappearing again. Northern Lights have been caught in awe by this magical display.