Lofoten 2010

Day 2 – Fredvang - Midnight Sun
July 8, 2010

We tried to see the midnight sun, but it was partially hidden behind clouds, but it was still pretty. Everything, except maybe Leknes, that I saw, in the Lofotens, is pretty, so that's not saying much I guess.

It was never as dark as it appears in some of the midnight sun pictures, that's just how the camera handles it when you point it right at the sun at 1 am in the Lofoten Islands in Norway.

As you may or may not know, once you are north of the Polar circle, the sun never sets in summer. Likewise, it never properly rises in deepest winter. Also, the sun doesn't set in the west and rise in the east, it describes a much narrower arc, maybe 90 degrees from sunset to sunrise, I don't know exactly, all I know is you could face the same way and see it rise and set without turning around.

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