6 locations for visitors to watch the sun at midnight
1. Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland is famous for the aurora north phenomenon in the winter, not only that, but it also happens the white night phenomenon in the summer months. Reykjavik capital of Iceland is an ideal destination for tourists to explore the city and nearby natural wonders such as Blue Lagoon and Thingvellir National Park. The sun sight appears at midnight most clearly here from May to August and peaks on the summer solstice, usually June 21. In summer, tourists can travel around Iceland without sightseeing restrictions due to snow and ice, the dark sky as winter months.
2. Fairbanks, USA
Fairbanks city in Alaska state was dubbed the "Land of the midnight sun". In the summer, this area has up to 70 days of continuous daylight, from mid-May to the end of July. Life here becomes more bustling in the summer. The towns often hold festivals, many people together join in jogging, golf, baseball in the middle of the night. One of the fun ways to enjoy the scenery of Alaska during the white and white nights is through the window on the train decks. Tourists can choose between bus, airplane and yacht facilities to get to locations such as the Arctic Circle and Denali National Park. A tour here is usually from three days to a week.
3. Faroe Islands, Denmark
In early June to mid-July, the sun never dives here. Visitors often go to Mulafossur waterfall on Vagar island to see the endless sunset. This is also one of the few places in the world that has a waterfall flowing straight into the sea.
4.St. Petersburg, Russia
From late May to July, the sun shines almost continuously in St. Petersburg. Locals often take long nights to sit in 24-hour cafes and restaurants. This time is also when the city government celebrates the White Night festival, the event is welcomed by many people and tourists. The main activities are performances of ballet, opera with the participation of world-famous guest artists. This event attracts an average of one million tourists to the city. Attendance tickets were purchased a few months ago.
Svalbard is an archipelago located between the North Pole and Norway. From the end of April to August every year, the sun does not completely dive and is always right on the horizon. The most popular tourist activity here is sightseeing, including sailing to find white bears. The sunshine during this time helps a part of the ice to melt, making it easier to travel by boat.
6. Nuuk, Greenland
The midnight sun is a phenomenon loved by Greenland residents because the sun gives them warmth and happiness after long nights of the northernmost region. Nuuk is the city located in the middle of a vast natural landscape full of ice. Tourists can come here with flights departing from Iceland and Denmark, then visit glaciers, search for whales, or ride dogs. From June 17 to 29 is the time when the sun does not set and illuminate at midnight.
By: Grace White