Our days begin with bright sunshine and end with blissful moonlight. That’s how it works, 12 hours night and 12 hours day. But not everywhere in the world. Many countries around the world have around 70 days because the sun does not set until then. Yes, you read that right. There are countries in the northwestern part of the Earth where the sun does not set every day. Here are 5 of these countries
Sweden is famous for its many lakes and forests. The largest nation in Northern Europe, it is well known for the Northern Lights. The sun shines strongly from the beginning of May to the end of August. The sun sets around midnight and rises around 4 am in Sweden at this time. The time of constant sunshine in this country can be up to 6 months.
2. Barrow, Alaska
Alaska is known for its glacial landscapes, sparkling snow-capped mountains and glaciers. This Alaskan town is simply blessed with divine beauty. The sun does not set here at all from the end of May to the end of July. After that, the sun does not set from early November for 30 days. This period when the weather does not rise in Alaska is known as the polar nights.
About 2 degrees from the Arctic Circle, in the Canadian Northwest Territories, lies Nunavut. This place actually experiences sunlight for 24 hours and every 7 days for about 60 days. The sun does not set here for 60 days. The next fascinating thing is that during winters, the place only experiences 30 days of darkness. Which means the sun doesn’t rise for 30 days.
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Finland is the famous destination for the Northern Lights and has thousands of islands and lakes. Many places in Finland are exposed to the sun for 73 consecutive days. During winters, the place experiences darkness as the sun does not rise here. It is believed that people sleep more during dark winter months and less during quiet summers.
Iceland is the second largest island in Europe after Great Britain and is known for its rugged landscapes. Iceland has clear nights in the summer and in June the sun never sets. Visit the Arctic Circle’s Grimsey Island and the town of Akureyri to experience the Midnight Sun in all its glory.
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