Where to see the Midnight sun

Midnight Sun in Norway by Cheryl Murphy, Hurtigruten

The Midnight sun is visible north of the Arctic Circle

during the main summer months. The Arctic circle is located south of the Arctic town of Bodo & the Lofoten Islands, and north of the Helgeland coast.


Midnight Sun North Cape by Bjarne Riesto, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Midnight sun at the North Cape

One of the best ways to experience this phenomenon is on a cruise along the spectacular Norwegian coast, offering the most exceptional Arctic scenery like the Lofoten Islands, the North Cape & beautifully located Arctic towns like Bodo and Tromso. You can also join an amazing round trip from Oslo, including the unforgettable Arctic Nordland rail line, Bodo, the Lofoten Islands & the Helgeland coast.
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Midnight Sun at the Arcti Coast by Bjarne Riesto, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Midnight sun at the Arctic Coast

You can see the Midnight sun:

In Bodo from June 4 to July 8
In Tromso from May 20 to July 22
At the North Cape from May 14 to July 29

Midnight Sun Tromso by Knut Hansvold, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Midnight Sun in Tromso

The Midnight sun is a natural phenomenon

occuring at the same time each year in the Arctic areas of Norway. The sun stays above the horizon through the entire night, the night is quite bright, and those not used to the phenomenon might find it difficult to sleep.


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What our customers say:

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

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  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

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  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

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