Under the midnight sun

In summer, above the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn't set – a phenomenon known as the midnight sun. Depending on where you are in Swedish Lapland, you can experience it from May to July. The more north you go, the shorter the nights. The immediate area south of the polar circle experience midnight twilight instead, so daytime activities are still possible without artificial light. Also known as white nights or midnight light. The best thing about it is that you can do whatever you want at any time! Go swimming, golfing, fishing and hanging out with your friends outdoors all night long.

The midnight sun

Summer in Swedish Lapland basically means daylight 24/7. Former sports photographer Lucas Nilsson – now turning to engineering – explains the advantages of the summer up north, and why the camera is your ticket to any great exploits. Have camera, will travel. Watch more videos like this one.

Jess and the arctic light

Jess McGlothlin is a writer and an outdoor photographer, from Montana, USA. With clients such as Patagonia, Orvis, and The Flyfish Journal her work has taken her to several remote destinations in the world. Swedish Lapland and the secluded eco-camps at Geunja and Tjounajokk, being some of them. This is her take on the stunning arctic light as a photographer. Watch more videos like this one.

11 most beautiful locations from the tv series Midnight Sun.

Do you like the series Midnight Sun and wonder where you can visit some of the beautiful locations seen in the show? This is the list for you.

  • Midnight salmon

    As the renowned crew of fly-fishing filmmakers Hooké from Canada, touched down at Luleå Airport, they didn’t really know what to expect of Swedish Lapland – but soon they got overwhelmed by warm...

    Stuart Davies
  • A snowshoe walk in the Midnight Sun

    How about hiking with snowshoes under the Midnight Sun in June? It’s not impossible. In the Arjeplog mountains the snow is still there most of the summer.

    Maria Söderberg
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    Beach. Photo by Andy Anderson.

    Beach Life in the Arctic

    Perhaps summer and swimming isn't what first springs to mind when you think of Swedish Lapland. But, in fact, there are plenty of cool beaches and places to go for a swim – thanks to the inland ice.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Swim, bike, run – under the midnight sun

    Laponia Triathlon 67°N is a full-distance triathlon above the Arctic Circle. Participants from around the world gather in Gällivare to swim, bike and run under the midnight sun.

    Kevin Warrington
  • On the trail of a wildlife photographer

    Imagine what it would be like for a few days to leave all the stress and all the noise behind you, breathing in the forest scent and meeting its four-legged or winged residents face to face and assuming the role of a real nature photographer.

    Ted Logart
  • Archipelago Days

    What happens when a father and son decide to spend a couple of days on the islands of Swedish Lapland? Well, first you have to promise that there will be mobile phone coverage and then keep your fingers crossed that you’re right. Then you can safely assume there’ll be no trace of the kid during the entire trip.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Abisko National Park, in Swedish Lapland, offers some of the best conditions in the world for northern lights watching. The unique climate of the area keep the skies almost clear, and the light pollution is next to nothing. And here, you also find the Aurora Sky Station.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Experience dog sledding!

    If it’s the first time you have ever met a pack of enthusiastic huskies, no wonder you would be a bit reserved. However, there’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of. Join the British couple Sabina and Pete for their first encounter with some of Skellefteå’s shaggy residents...

    Ted Logart
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    Culture

    The eight seasons

    In Swedish Lapland, nature plays an intrinsic role in our life and work, and the people here are highly sensitive to the small details of the changing seasons. Therefore, it seems only natural that the Sami people describe eight seasons instead of four.

    Ella Jonsson
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