Nordkapp, Norway – Chase The Sun

Can’t sleep? No problem. Just head to the Northern Cape (Nordkapp) in Norway and you won’t need to. Nocturnal travellers can enjoy 24 hours of sunlight 76 days of the year at this northernly point, experiencing a rare phenomenon referred to aptly by onlookers as ‘The Midnight Sun.’ One of the most popular places to see the sun is the North Cape, a 1,000 ft (307 meters) high cliff which is known to most as the northernmost point in Europe – an experience in itself.

Ok so, if you’re a local, this kind of thing probably causes you lots of problems: black-out blinds would be very necessary if you were a resident of the area…but we think it would be pretty cool to experience! If you’re going to make the most of your trip to Scandinavia, why not visit at the right time of year (approximately May 14 – July 30) so you can really draw out your evenings. What’s more, it’s not just the sun that shines all night, most everyday activities run around the clock, and if you’re lucky, many people find that their body-clock adjusts to needing much less sleep so you’ll feel fresh all day and all night long.

The downside is you won’t get to see a Norwegian sunset if you visit during the summer months because well, the sun literally doesn’t set! But, on the plus side, you can be assured there are no Vampires! Hurray for all night sunlight!

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  1. Even though Stockholm does not have sunlight in summer as the northern part of Scandinavia. I have heard a lot of people from abroad complain that it is hard to sleep when it is not dark enough. But as a local, believe it or not, you actually get used to it. 🙂


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