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 happens because the Earth rotates at a tilted axis relative to the Sun. During the summer, 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 northern 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 to 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 adventurous, 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 outdoor adventures and activities. You would find calm water, gentle currents, and thundering water streams from its source to the coast. It is 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, including moose, reindeer, and even bears, through deep forests and untamed wild rivers. It is the perfect combination of Midnight Sun experiences, relaxation, and adventure.

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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  • Lattitude: 67.855800
  • Longitude: 20.225282