Best time to travel to Greenland

Midnight Sun

One amazing phenomenon of nature only available in the far north or south

Midnight Sun in Greenland 2020 - Best Time
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© Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Most people are used to the fact that the planet spins, and day changes to night. That's, of course, not the case in Greenland due to its​ geographical position above the Arctic Circle. In summer the sun never really sets down, creating a natural phenomenon called the midnight sun. In the evening the bright daylight turns into a warmer and softer light, but the sun remains above the horizon. Even in the most southern parts of the island below the Arctic circle, ​the effects are still felt. The midnight sun and the constant light creates an interesting feeling of energy and freshness, and you can easily stay up all night. Greenlanders try to take in as much sunlight as possible d​uring this period, so they spend a lot of time outside. If you come to Greenland, you'll be able to try various outdoor activities at night which may seem unusual but is quite spectacular.

Midnightsailing in Ilulissat 2020
Midnightsailing in Ilulissat
A hiker descending the mountain Ukkusissaq - Store Malene in the midnight sun outside Nuuk in Greenland 2020
A hiker descending the mountain Ukkusissaq - Store Malene in the midnight sun outside Nuuk in Greenland