Time of pink, blue and purple skies
Polar Night is something that can not be explained – you have to experience it yourself. One might think that as the sun does not rise at all, the polar night must be very dark, right? Wrong!
In the northernmost parts of Finland the sun really doesn’t come up for weeks, but thanks to the snow, northern lights and moonlight, the polar night is actually very beautiful and colorful. Also, the noon looks like a sunrise turning into a sunset without the sun never actually getting up – this is when you can see some beautiful pink and orange colors in the sky!
In Southern Finland the polar night actually seems darker because of the lack of snow that would light the surroundings. Here, however, the sun does get up every day at least for a few hours.
For an outdoor traveller the polar night of Finland offers a one of a kind experience of natures silence and the miracles of the night sky; this is the time when you can see some northern lights and the Milkyway!
Did you know?
The polar night often seems to be darker in Southern Finland than in the North. This is because in the North the snow illuminates the surroundings surprisingly well, whereas in the South there often is no snow at all.
If you wish to see some auroras, make sure you visit Finland during the polar night! The further north you go, the better your chances get of seeing some amazing northern light shows.