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How many months per year do residents of Tromso Norway go without seeing a sunset?

How many months per year do residents of Tromso Norway go without seeing a sunset?

People in Tromsø, the largest town in northern Norway, experience the phenomenon for approximately two months each year: 20 May to 22 July. At the North Cape (pictured above and below), the midnight sun is visible for a few weeks more, approximately 14 May to 29 July.

Does Tromsø have midnight sun?

Also known for the Northern Lights, Tromsø lies in northern Norway and north of the Arctic Circle. The midnight sun appears between mid-May and late July and can easily be seen in Tromsø. For this reason, Tromsø is extremely popular for tours to see the midnight sun during the summer months.

How long is the Polar Night in Tromsø?

Polar Night Season happens every year in Tromsø. It begins on November 27th and lasts until January 15th. However, due to the high mountain ranges around the city, it actually gets dark beginning November 21st until about January 21st. During this time, the sun does not rise at all.

Does night happen in Norway?

The Polar Night is a phenomenon that happens inside the Polar Circle. In Norway, that means that this phenomenon only occurs in the northern regions. While the days are short in all of Norway during the winter months, the sun rises above the horizon (even if only for a few hours) so it doesn’t qualify as a Polar Night.

When does the sun set in Tromsø Norway?

Located over 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, Norway, is home to extreme light variation between seasons. During the Polar Night, which lasts from November to January, the sun doesn’t rise at all. Then the days get progressively longer until the Midnight Sun period, from May to July, when it never sets.

When is the best time to visit Tromso?

We visited Tromsø in winter, before starting our trip to the Lofoten Islands. We were there at the best time to see the Northern Lights, so next time we would like to visit Tromso in summer to see the midnight sun, since it’s something I haven’t seen yet.

How is the life in Tromsø, Norway?

The main pedestrian street is thrumming every day of the week except Sunday, when most shops are closed, and is particularly lively on Saturdays and after 2 a.m. on weekends. I settled into my student-housing apartment, with its amazing fjord views and three Norwegian roommates, and began building my Tromsø life.

Why is Tromso the Arctic capital of Norway?

There are plenty of places to visit in Tromso, regardless of the time of year you travel to this city in northern Norway. Specifically, it is 217 miles above the Arctic Circle, which is why Tromso is the so-called “Arctic capital” of Norway.