Polar Circle, with no doubt, has many fascinating experiences as compared to other places on Earth. Be it summer or during winter, you can have a magnificent encounter with nature during all the season. Polar night in Norway has always fascinated people from visiting such a unique place and know more about the culture and how people adapt to such season that’s apart from what we face.
What is Polar Night?
Residents of the Northern Norway, get to encounter the Polar Night (during winter) as well as the Midnight Sun (during summer). To explain this further, the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon during winter & the sun doesn’t set during summer, that means you get 24 hours of darkness during winter & could see the sun 24 hours above the horizon during summer.
It’s not hard to explain why photographers like to capture such scene that many of you might have as a wallpaper. The artic lights have its own magic during winter, this attracts many people each year. During winter, you can see sky that’s deep blue towards the north & colorful sky towards the south.
How & where to see Polar Night?
As the polar night happens in the polar circle, in Norway it occurs in the northern region, since the days are short in most of the Norway during winter, the sun rises above the horizon for a matter of hours. Though this doesn’t qualify as a Polar Night, you ought to be at a place where you don’t get to see the sun for more than 24hours.
You can see the existence of Polar Night the further you move towards the north, a few of the popular places are:
- North Cape
- Lofoten Islands
Exploring places during Polar Night
The days are as normal for the residents of Norway during Polar Night as it is for any person living on Earth, since there’s at least 20 hours of darkness in most of the areas, this is the perfect time to chase northern lights.
You can either choose to try the luck all alone, hire a professional guide, or opt a group tour. There’s plenty of time to explore Northern Norway to see the magical Aurora Borealis. To make this experience more unique, you can book a reindeer sledding tour. The options are wide to have this delightful encounter with the Aurora lights by sleeping in traditional tents, going for a long walk on one of the beautiful beaches, Lofoten beach.
Well if you are looking for more comfort, then choosing a cruise from Tromsø could be one grand memory to cherish. The cruises are a unique way to chase these Northern lights, you may either stand on the deck or choose to sit inside with panoramic windows.
Polar Nights around the world:
The only place where you’d encounter polar nights in Southern hemisphere is of course on Antarctica. Whereas you have a couple of countries where you may experience Polar Night in Northern Hemisphere, since we already know a few places in Norway, there are parts in Finland, Russia, Sweden, Canada, Alaska and Greenland where you may have similar but unique way of encountering Polar Night.