Polar Night- Kaamos in Lapland, Finland

Have you ever experienced the days without the sunlight! In Finnish Lapland and in the arctic north its here again. Polar nights or Kaamos (in Finnish) has started in the northernmost city of Finland Utsjoki from today. Sunset in Nuorgam, Utsjoki for the last time today was at 12:21 and the length of the day was 53 minutes. So, there’s No sunshine now as the Next sunrise will be in the Next year. Soon the magical polar nights will be also in other parts of our Lapland. It means the Sun is on a holiday for about two months. Next sunrise in the northernmost Finland is on 17 January 2020. Have you ever been in the north during the polar nights! 

How Long The Polar Nights

Polar nights are 24 hours long day without the sun. The nights in Lapland are very extra ordinary during winter time. As the snowy landscape takes place in every corner, the mighty sun takes break for a while. In our Lapland the period is about two months or 54 days when you can experience the magical moments. The next sunrise will be on 17 January 2020 at the very north village of Finland in Nuorgam, Utsjoki city.

Polar nights are also special for its incredible colors when there are northern lights, moonlights and of course the variations of pastel, pink moments what you cannot find anywhere else. In Finnish the polar nights is called as ‘Kaamos‘ and sun doesn’t show up during this time. But in practical the nights are not as dark as you think it would be. In fact polar nights are more special to experience the lovely arctic nature and mysterious northern landscapes.

Anniina Olkkonen - Dream pink and purple moments in Salla Finnish Lapland winterPicture By Anniina Olkkonen

Magical Polar nights experience

This time of the year is the most magical and favourite time for many nature lovers. The magical moments, pastel colors, pink moments, bright aurora dancing over the sky and many more things. All happens at its best in this dark time. In Lapland there are not so many street lights except big or tourist places. The nights are more cool with white reflections from the snow and mysterious colors every time makes your life so special. The dancing sky is probably the best what could be experienced in this dark time. As the dark nights are the perfect moment for aurora hunting in the north. What else you want from a polar night! You can go out many times and wonder the magic of darkness in Finnish Lapland. The feelings are hard to say or its just the magic what is waiting. Are you excited to experience the polar night in Lapland! 

Polar nights are also special in the north as the big celebrations happens during this time. Christmas and New year are two main occasions to celebrate in a peaceful white landscape where only the lovely colorful days are together.

Experience the life without sun in the far north. Actually this is the time to experience the true nature and its diverse and magical moments as well. The Sun is on holiday for about two months. Bye Bye Sunshine and welcome polar night. See you the SUN next year.

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