The Midnight Sun in Narvik
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. In bright summer nights you will see a landscape draped in yellow, orange and red colors from the glowing sun.
Where the sun never sets
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.
From the 24th of May to the 19th of July
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
Seize the night
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.
Where to see the midnight sun
Langstranda (The long beach)
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.
Efjord has so many hidden gems where you can enjoy the midnight sun. See if from Kjerna, the North-Norwegian "Preikestolen", from the lake "Leirpollvannet" of from some of the amazing small beach spots along the fjord.