[WORLDKINGS] Exceptional places around the world (P.113) - Night sun and aurora borealis watch at Lofoten (Norway)

12-10-2020

(WorldKings.org) Lofoten is known for excellent fishing, nature attractions such as the northern lights and the midnight sun, and small villages off the beaten track. Kayak between the islands, go fishing for the catch of your life, or look for sea eagles soaring in the sky.

The Lofoten Islands are draped across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. This rare wilderness outpost offers an untrammeled landscape of majestic mountains, deep fjords, squawking seabird colonies, and long, surf-swept beaches.

Lofoten has a strong connection to the Viking Age, and at Lofotr Viking Museum you can experience the Viking Age as it really was. At Borg, archaeologists have discovered the largest Viking longhouse ever found from this era. The building is 83 meters long and has been reconstructed as a living museum.

Due to the warm Gulf Stream, Lofoten has a much milder climate than other parts of the world at the same latitude. Between late May and mid-July, you can experience the midnight sun, whilst the northern lights can be viewed from September to mid-April.

The midnight sun is a phenomenon that occurs all or part of the time between the spring equinox and the autumnal equinox north of the Arctic Circle and between the autumnal equinox and spring equinox south of the Antarctic Circle. On Lofoten, the summer sun will not sink below the horizon for nearly two months.

Winter in the Lofoten Islands comes in thousands of colors that present a visual enjoyment of contrasts, hues, and tones. The experience is even stronger at night when the flickering northern lights in the sky are reflected in the sea.

According to visitnorway.com


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