The season with the midnight light is around 100 days long. You play golf in the middle of the night. You take a swim when you feel like it and those who have never experienced the midnight light before wonder how they’ll ever manage to sleep. But then you make your mind up not to worry about sleep and decide it’s time for further adventures — even more summer.
You can see the midnight sun in summer in nearly all of Swedish Lapland. Midnight sun means that you can see the centre of the sun when it’s local midnight. At midsummer, you can see the midnight sun south of the Arctic circle as well because of the way the atmosphere refracts the light. But even if you can’t see the sun, you can see the light. And there’s plenty to do when you have daylight all day and all night.
1. Music festivals
Summer is festival season and festival season is summer. They go hand in hand. Within the destination Swedish Lapland, festivals are organised everywhere throughout summer. Classics such as the Kiruna Festival and PDOL are combined with events like the Saltofolk, a folk music festival with a magical backdrop in roadless land in Saltoluokta. Have a chat with the local tourist office to get an update about events at the destination you’re at.