Countries Where Sun Never Sets: The Land of Midnight Sun

Have you ever thought what will happen if you live at a place where you undergo sun light for straight 24 hours without break. Can’t imagine, right? Because we are so much comfortable with 12 hours day and night format because of the rotation of the earth around the sun.

The natural phenomena of some places of earth where sun never sets is known as The Midnight Sun. This incident happens in local summer months in the south of the Antarctic Circle and north of the Arctic. The reverse occurrence of this natural phenomenon called Polar Night when sun remains below the horizon in winters.

This country is famous as the land of midnight sun. Due to Norway’s high altitude and long period of refracted sunlight, there is regular dissimilarity in daylight. In Norway the sun never sets for about 20 hours from late May to late July that provides total period of 76 days.


In most parts of Finland, the sun shines for direct 73 hours during summers and the citizens of this country feels no sunlight during winters. The midnight sun appears above the Arctic Circle, but here the sun temporarily dips after the horizon and then raises again which effect as blurring of the border line between dying night and beginning day.


In this country, the duration of consistent sunshine last for up to six months of a year.In Sweden from early May until late August, sun dips around midnight and rises again at around 4 in the morning.


The sun doesn’t dip in Alaska from late May to late July. Fairbanks in Alaska is located at south of the Arctic Circle where the sun disappear at around 12:30 A.M at the summer season. This is because Fairbanks is 51 minutes in advance of its standard time zone.



Europe’s second largest island sees no night from early May till July because sun is above the horizon all the time. During the Arctic summer, sun dips at midnight and appear at 3 in the morning.The sun never fully disappears and travels horizontally across the horizon during the night.


The second largest country sees uninterrupted sunlight for about 50 days in summer at places like the Northwest territories and Inuvik. The country is covered in snow around the year.

Canada sunset