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 where 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 see 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.

In winter you can in the Arctic region in the Nordic countries discover the Northern Lights and in the summer months the Midnight Sun. It is a fantastic experience to watch the sun in the middle of the night, and this is possible in the northern part of Sweden.

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 a 24-hour period of sunlight keeping the Arctic illuminated 24/7.

Why this happened is that 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 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. As the best places to see this natural phenomenon we will recommend Abisco and Kebnekaise where the sun is above the horizon from the end of May until mid-July.

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                                        End of May until mid-July
Abisko                                       May 27  -  July 18
Gällivare                                    June 6 -  July 6

Two of the best places to see the Midnight Sun though are Kebnekaise and Abisko 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. From its source to the coast, you would find both calm water, gentle currents, and thundering water streams. 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. Through deep forests, along with the untamed wild rivers, there's a good chance of catching a glimpse of wildlife, including moose, reindeer, and even bears. It is the perfect combination of Midnight Sun experiences, relaxation, and adventure, quite simply.

See more: National Parks in Sweden

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  • Lattitude: 67.855800
  • Longitude: 20.225282