What is midnight sun?
The midnight sun is a phenomenon that can be observed above the Arctic Circle in summer, as the sun never dips below the horizon. In other words, it is light during all hours of the day and night. The midnight sun is at its strongest around the summer solstice (when the sun is at its highest), around June 21. This light phenomenon has fascinated people for centuries and has figured prominently in the culture and traditions of the northern parts of Sweden.
Where can I experience the midnight sun?
As you go further north, the midnight sun gets brighter and longer. The midnight sun can be observed in many Swedish cities, from around Luleå and further north. Two places where you can be pretty much guaranteed midnight sun are Abisko and Kebnekaise. Abisko Tourist Station lets you take the cable car up to the Aurora Sky Station and continue on foot to the peak of Nuolja, 1164 meters above sea level, and enjoy the stunning view in the light of the midnight sun.
Our signature trails
What makes the signature trails distinctive is the beauty of their surroundings and that they are characteristic of their part of the country. Together, the trails paint a broad picture of what Sweden has to offer in terms of hiking and nature.
More about mountain hiking
The Swedish mountain range, which stretches from Treriksröset in the north to Dalarna in the south, offers fantastic hiking opportunities. Thousands of kilometres of marked hiking trails await you.