Midnight sun…

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Today in Finland it’s Midsummer!And an important feature of the midsummer in Finland is the white night and the midnight sun… endless daylight for the whole day and night…that’s something beautiful!

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Two thirds of all people living in areas graced by the Midnight Sun reside in Finland. In the northernmost parts of Finnish Lapland, the sun stays above the horizon for over 70 consecutive days.

Below the Arctic Circle, the sun pops below the horizon for a few hours at night. This is not to say it gets dark – white nights are a fact throughout the country, and even Helsinki on the southern coast has virtual daylight around the clock.

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In Finnish the midsummer is called Juhannus…Unfortunately I’ll not be in Finland today to see this beautiful midnight sun but I wish all Finns a happy midsummer = hyvää juhannusta!

Images: 1&2 Ivana Helsinki
3&4 Visit Finland

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