If it’s your first time visiting Swedish Lapland during the summer, you’ll notice that it never gets dark. You have entered the world of the midnight sun, and if you’re not used to it, it’s an extraordinary experience. But beware, it might affect your sleep quality.
The Arctic Circle marks the southernmost point at which the centre of the sun is visible during the June solstice. The summer solstice is the time of the year when the sun is always visible – the sun just never sets. In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice falls around 21th of June and the farther north you are, the longer is the polar day.
In reality, the Arctic Circle is not an absolute border – you can see the midnight sun as far as 90 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle. There is also a slight variation from each year and varies depending on the topography.