Expereince The

Midnight Sun

In bright summer nights you will see a landscape draped in yellow, orange and red colors from the glowing sun.

Narvik is located north of the Arctic Circle, at 68 degrees north. Between the vernal and autumnal equinox, in the northern latitudes, you will find the midnight sun, and in Narvik you can experience it from late May to mid July.

When the midnight sun is shining with yellow, orange and red colours over the fjord and surrounding mountains, we can only descripe it as breath-taking, and certainly puts Narvik on the map for places to experience the midnight sun.

The phenomenon occurs because the midnight sun never sets below the horizon at it's lowest position during a day. And because the sun never sets, the daylight never goes away. Since the earth is tilted in its axis, and the earth orbits around the sun, that tilt makes the North Pole face towards the sun in the summer, keeping it sunlight even as the earth spins

During the midnight sun season locals tend to take advantage of the light nights. People of Narvik go on hiking in the late evening or even during the nights. Fishing in the lakes or from the pier throughout the long summer nights is just the best recreation ever. With daylight 24/7 and on those great midnight sun nights you have plenty of time to experience the great outdoor in the Arctic Narvik region.

Seize the night at the best midnight sun spots!


Narvikfjellet and the Cable Car

In Narvik we really recommend you to take the Cable Car in the Narvikfjellet up to 656 meter above sea level. From here you will have an amazing view over the surrounding mountains and fjords at the in the midnight sun.

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Efjord has so many hidden gems where you can enjoy the midnight sun. See it from Verdenssvaet, one of the worlds largest continous rock surfaces. Easily accessible from the road, it's a favourite destination for hiking and cycling.



See the midnight sun from Northern Norway's own pulpit. From the spectacular top you can see the Lofoten walls as if they are shooting out from the sea, and to the southeast, you will find Stetind guarding its magical kingdom.

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Beautiful Kjeldebotn

This small scenic village is idyllically located on the south side of the Ofotfjord, one hour drive from Narvik. The low altitude of the mountain range on the oposite side of the fjord makes it possible to enjoy the glowing midnight sun from the beach.

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Langstranda (The long beach)

If you take the trip 10km north of Narvik, about 10 min drive you will reach Langstranda. Many locals find their way here to swim or to lie in their hammock to enjoy the midnight sun or the sunset

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