Date: 06/07/2015

5 activities during the midnight sun

Author: Laura
Location: Finland, Norway, Sweden

The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon, when the sun is visible for 24 hours a day. The midnight sun can be observed anywhere above the Arctic Circle in the summer months. If you’re planning on visiting the Nordic countries in the summer, the midnight sun is a must see event during your holiday. 

Of course you don’t just have to stand outside and stare at the horizon. There’s plenty of activities to enjoy during the midnight sun season to make your holiday even more special. 

Midnight golf, Norway

Midnight golfing in the Lofoten Islands, Norway, is a wonderful way to enjoy the endless day. If you’re a fan of golf, travel to the Lofoten Islands where you can play 144 holes in 24 hours, if you can stay awake for that long of course! The course is located on flat land by the open sea facing the north.

Midnight Hike and Kayak, Norway

Hiking during the midnight sun is a perfect activity for those who wish to spend some quality time in a beautiful mountain landscape. Travel to Tromso and hike to one of the highest peaks of Kvaloya with a local guide. Explore the midnight sun and marine wildlife while kayaking on the fjord. If you’d like to be more adventurous, we can arrange an overnight midnight sun camping trip where you’ll sleep under an open sky or in a lavvu depending on the weather. And in the morning just paddle your way back to where you started.

Midnight sun Marathon 

Join participants from over 50 different countries, and conquer the Midnight Sun Marathon

in Tromso. Compete at night in total light thanks to the midnight sun. You can join the main event, but there’s also a possibility to run a half-marathon, a 10 kilometre race, a 4.2 kilometre fun-run and also a children’s race so everyone in the family can take part! Pre-registration is necessary so if you want to take part in the race, remember to register everyone in time and to get in touch with us here at Magnetic North to arrange your accommodation and travel requirements.

Midnight Swim

Swimming is an activity the whole family can enjoy together, and the best part, you can do it almost everywhere you like! Why not go for a little swim and then spend some time around a campfire while toasting marshmallows and telling stories – a favourite Nordic pastime at this time of year. 

Disc Golf at Midnight 

If real golf is not your thing, you could try some disc golf. Disc golf rules are basically the same as regular golf, but instead of trying to get the ball to the hole, here you throw a disc into a cage. Travel to Ruka, Finland, where you can enjoy some midnight sun disc golfing with the whole family. You can play for free or you can join a free weekly disc golf program to learn the basics of the game.

Get in touch with us here at Magnetic North Travel and we'll be happy to help you plan your midnight sun activity holiday in Scandinavia and the Nordic countries. 

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