The North Cape, known as the northermost point in Europe, is the point where the Norwegian Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, meets the Barents Sea, part of the Arctic Ocean. The midnight sun can be seen from 14 May to the 31st of July. The sun reaches its lowest point from 12:14 - 12:24 a.m. during those days. At Nordkapp (North Cape) the sun stays shining in the sky for over 1,800 hours without setting. There are 76 days (from May 14 - July 30) of proper midnight sun and an additional few days with partial sun before and after.
The midnight sun found in latitudes north of the Arctic Circle (as well as south of the Antarctic Circle), where the sun is visible at the local midnight. With adequate weather conditions, the sun is visible for full 24 hours a day.
This is great for travelers planning long days outdoors, as there will be sufficient light for outdoor activities around the clock!
Some locations in the north are known for their Midnight Sun view:
- Mount Ronvikfjellet in Bodo overlooks the Midnight Sun, Landegode island and the Lofoten islands.
- Eggum on the northern side of Lofoten offers free ocean view
- The Cable Car in Narvik is 656 metres/2152 ft above the fjord
- From Nupen near Harstad you see the sun towards the peaks of Grytoya Island
- At Tungenesset on the Island of Senja the sun illuminates the rock formation of Okshornan
- The Cable Car in Tromso with the sun above the the peak of Ringvassoya Island
- Mount Komsafjellet in Alta with a fjord view
- Mount Salen in Hammerfest
- On the flats of the Plateau of Finnmarksvidda you see the sun everywhere
- The North Cape, with a free view towards the north
- Longyearbyen; don’t leave the town without a gun, but the sun is high above the horizon everywhere.