There are several reasons as to why people go globe throttling. Many a times travelers have specific experiences on their list. Midnight sun is one such widely desired experience next to Northern lights.
We have clubbed a few spots where you can experience Midnight sun to its best. This list is charted out of various experiences of earlier travelers. You can enjoy late night hikes, wildlife watching tours and art festivals that celebrate the extended days. It is best to plan a trip around the June 21 solstice. It’s when the sun is visible for 24 hours in the northernmost destinations. Here are top 3 places to bask in the sun next summer.
In May, June, and July, Helsinki experiences almost 19 hours of daylight. Further north in Lapland, near towns like Rovaniemi and Sodankylä, you can celebrate. With bonfires, dancing, a late-night sauna, and polar plunge have a memorable time. The sun doesn’t set in Rovaniemi between early June and early July. Plan your trip around the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä.
St. Petersberg, Russia
Russia celebrates the midnight sun with an annual arts festival. During the weeks surrounding the summer solstice in June St. Petersberg launches the celebration. With fireworks and the Scarlet Sails, a red-draped ship that cruises down the banks of the Neva River. Festivities include classical ballet and music performances in the city’s famous theaters and outdoor venues. It never gets darker than dusk between early June and early July. But there’s no better time to visit than for the White Nights Festival, a series of concerts from July 11 to 13.
The best place in Norway to revel in the sunshine is as far north as possible. Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago, where the sun doesn’t set for four months. Book a wildlife watching cruise before you go, and keep an eye out for whales and walrus. They are more common during the summer months. The sun doesn’t set here between mid-April and mid-July. So, what best than that?