6 Places on Earth Where the Sun Never Sets

Here are places where the sun never sets.


Situated in the Arctic Circle, Norway is called the Land of the Midnight Sun. For about a period of 76 days from May to late July, the sun never sets. The bright sunlight engulfs the entire region for about 20 hours a day. In Svalbard, Norway, which is the northern-most inhabited region of Europe, the sun shines continuously from April 10 to August 23. Visit the region and live for days, for there is no night. Don’t forget to get a peek of the northern lights when visiting.


A beautiful country, Iceland is Europe’s largest island after Great Britain. Iceland gets sunlight from May 10 through July, where the sun is above the horizon all the time. Besides the breathtaking northern lights, the country offers various delightful activities like hiking, wildlife watching, whale watching, caving, cycling and visiting the national parks.


The world’s second largest country, several parts of Canada is covered with snow all through the year. In places like Inuvik and the Northwest territories, the sun shines for about 50 days in summer. Here’s a list of things you should do when in Canada: go for Aurora viewing, mountaineering, hot springs, suspension bridge walk, road trips on the world’s second-largest stretches and a lot of historical monuments. Sounds like fun, isn’t it?


The sun doesn’t set in the country of Alaska from late May to late July. Beautiful and breathtaking, the country is in darkness in the harsh months of winter. Known for its spectacular glaciers and snow-capped mountains; you can go hiking or sightseeing. Imagine watching those beautiful mountains glistening with snow at 2 am in morning. You can even go whale watching.


Usually warmer as compared to the other countries mentioned above, the sun in Sweden sets around midnight and is up again at 4:30 am, from early May to late August. You can spend these long days by keep yourself busy with adventurous activities. Or how about fishing, playing golf, skiing, watching the northern lights, visiting the national parks, exploring the lowland trails?


The land of thousand lakes and islands, most parts of Finland see the sun for 73 days, during summers. Besides seeing the northern lights, you can enjoy staying in glass igloos and even go skiing. In the autumn months, the fall leaves and colours offer some spectacular views.

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