Have you ever heard about the Midnight Sun? It's a phenomenon that occurs in the proximity of the Arctic and Antarctic circle where the sun does not set at night. Is the contrast to the polar nights, where the sun keeps hidden below the horizon. Sounds like magic? It feels like it.
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Lapland is situated on the Arctic circle and enjoys both periods. The Midnight Sun happens during the summer months, while the Polar Nights take place during winter.
The Midnight sun allows you to enjoy incredibly long sunsets observing the sun coming down until the horizon but staying there during the night. This gives Lapland endless days and light to enjoy the nature, or summer festivals as the Midnight Sun Film Festival.
In Ruka-Kuusamo we celebrate the beginning of the summer period as well! In the Ruka and Kuusamo Midsummer fest you can enjoy traditional Finnish music or dance all night long!
But for those who prefer the relaxation of our landscapes and the wildlife, there is plenty to do as well. The Midnight Sun period is perfect for wildlife watching. The constant light helps to spot the Moose or the Bear, and the nature is just so alive that you will feel like in the middle of nowhere : just the nature and you.
If you would like to experience we have a large catalogue for summer holidays in Lapland, just visit our website!
The Midnight Sun is coming, are you going to miss it?
St. Lapland Team.