8 White Night Countries to Visit

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If
you are a lover of travel and beautiful scenery but have never heard
of white nights, you’re in for a real treat. Sunsets are beautiful,
but white nights offer exquisite views in their own right. White
nights –when the sun shines well into the night and/or it never
gets quite dark overnight – can be found across the globe during
summer months, and offer a magical experience like no other. To learn
about the best midnight sun destinations to add to your travel bucket
list, check out these 8 white night countries to visit.

Orkney,
Scotland

With
the sun setting around 10:30 pm in Orkney, Scotland, this place is
the perfect destination to experience white nights. The sun rises
again at 4am, allowing little time between peak sun hours. Visitor
can hike, camp or peruse the beautiful beachy coasts of Orkney.

Orkney, Scotland | 8 White Night Countries to Visit | Her Beauty

Eyjafjallajökull
volcano, Iceland

Eyjafjallajökull
is well known for being the Icelandic volcano that stopped air travel
all over Europe in 2010. But it is also a popular spot during the
summer for the more adventurous tourists, who can hike to the top of
the snow capped volcano for a picnic in the white of Iceland’s
midnight sun.

Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland | 8 White Night Countries to Visit | Her Beauty

Solovetsky
Island, White Sea, Russia

Solovetsky
Island has been called a white night wilderness, with a sunset of
11:30pm and sunrise at 2:30 am. Travelers can only explore forests,
rivers, meadows and lakes, and main attractions like the famed
16th-century Transfiguration monastery.

Solovetsky Island, White Sea, Russia | 8 White Night Countries to Visit | Her Beauty

Nuuk,
Greenland

If
you’re idea of a stunning midnight sun setting on white icebergs,
then Greenland is the place for you. Those who visit the coastal
beauty of Greenland can whale watch, fly fish, or just marvel at the
beautiful ice midnight sun of the Arctic Circle.

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Nuuk, Greenland | 8 White Night Countries to Visit | Her Beauty

Kuhmo,
Finland

Just
on the Russian border, Wild Brown Bear Centre in Kuhmo, Finland
offers a wonderfully rural white night experience. Sunset in the
summer is around 11:30 with the run rising again at approximately
2:30a.m. There are plenty of activities to enjoy during these
exquisite white nights in Kuhmo, like smoke saunas, bear watching,
trekking through the woods, and more.

Kuhmo, Finland | 8 White Night Countries to Visit | Her Beauty

Ålesund,
Norway

White
nights are taken pretty serious in many small towns of Norway,
especially the fishing port of Ålesund. For Norway’s summer
celebration Slinningsbåle, Ålesund takes a week to build a largely
unique bonfire that burns from the top down. This bonfire is so huge
that is consistently keeps its own record in the Guinness Book of
Records for the largest bonfire in the world.

Ålesund, Norway | 8 White Night Countries to Visit | Her Beauty

Lappland,
Sweden

This
Swedish province offers an exquisitely beautiful experience of the
midnight sun over the ocean. Travelers can soak up the never ending
sun all through the night at the annual Kiruna Festival, or sky the
slopes under the midnight sun at Riksgränsen.

Lappland, Sweden | 8 White Night Countries to Visit | Her Beauty

Alaska,
USA

With the sun down by 11:30pm, you’re in for beautiful views for the majority of the night in Denali National Park of Alaska, USA. Tourists can gorge on the amazing view of North America’s highest peak Denali (formerly Mount McKinley) against the backdrop of the summer’s midnight sun.

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