Scandanavia: Venture north of the Arctic Circle

Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 09, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

Between early June and mid-July the sun doesn’t set here—a phenomenon known as the midnight sun. Some of the prettiest places to take in this phenomenon are Bodo, Narvik, and Nordkapp in Norway; or while skiing the King’s Trail in northern Sweden. Equally moving (though in a less gleeful way) is the reverse experience at the height of winter, when the Arctic goes completely dark for a few months.

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  • arvin on Jul 9, 10 at 07:35 AM

    You don't ski the King's Trail during summer, you hike.

    Bodø and Narvik are quite ordinary cities in north Norway.

    Tromsø is a good city in northern Norway to visit during summer. Even better is to visit the Lofoten islands and places like Svolvær.