Midnight Sun in Sweden

The Midnight Sun is visible around 24 hours a day above the Arctic Circle in Northern Sweden.

In Sweden, you find many great places to watch the midnight sun and the number of days you can watch the Midnight Sun extend the closer you are to the North Pole. If you are close to the Arctic Circles, it is possible to watch the Midnight Sun for around 30 days, and if you go further north to the town Abisko, the Midnight Sun is visible from May 27 - July 18.

It is a fantastic experience to watch the Sun in the middle of the night, which is possible in the northern part of Sweden - also called Swedish Lapland.

How is it possible to see the Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun is when the Sun never sets in the summer, so the  Midnight Sun is 24 hours of sunlight keeping the Arctic illuminated 24/7.

This happened because the earth is rotating at a tilted axis relative to the Sun. During the summer months, the North Pole is angled towards our star, and for several weeks the Sun never sets above the Arctic Circle. Therefore it is possible to watch the Sun in the middle of the night in the north of Sweden.

Where and when to see Midnight Sun

You can see the Midnight Sun in places like Jookmokk, Kiruna, Abisko, Björkliden and Gällivare. 

The region north of the Arctic Circle is also called Swedish Lapland. In Abisko, one of the most northern towns in Sweden, it is possible to see the Midnight Sun from May 27-July 18. In Kiruna, 1000 km north of the Arctic Circle, it is possible to see it in the same period.


Where When
Kiruna May 27  - July 14
Abisko May 27 - July 18
Gällivare June 6 - July 6


Another place to see the Midnight Sun is Kebnekaise, where it's visible from the end of May until mid-July.


Midnight Sun Adventures

If you are a bit on the adventurous side, you could wander off in one of the magical forests,  find your crystal-clear secluded lake, and treat yourself to a liberating Midnight Sun swim tour.

Read more: Top nature sites in Sweden

The river valley of Råneå River, Sweden's longest woodland river, is ideal for all types of outdoor adventures and activities. You would find both calm water, gentle currents, and thundering water streams from its source to the coast. All of which makes it ideal for both fishing, meditative kayaking, and adrenaline boosted rafting.

You can explore and enjoy beautiful hikes along fascinating nature trails. There's a good chance of catching a glimpse of wildlife through deep forests, along with the untamed wild rivers, including moose, reindeer, and even bears. It is the perfect combination of Midnight Sun experiences, relaxation, and adventure, quite simply.

Northern Lights in Winter months

In winter, you can discover the Northern Lights in the Arctic region in the Nordic countries.


See also: National Parks in Sweden

See more: Sami people in Lapland

See more: Sweden Travel Guide


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