Norway is one of the countries that have the unique phenomenon known as the Midnight Sun. This phenomenon only occurs in a few countries, including Canada, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Russia. This phenomenon occurs because the sun appears for 24 hours and never sets. Norway is located in the Scandinavian Peninsula and is directly adjacent to the North Pole. At the North Pole itself, the midnight sun phenomenon occurs for 6 months. If you visit Norway in the summer, you can see this for yourself. In Norway, the phenomenon occurs in the months below:
Longyerbyen (Spitzbergen): Apr 20 – Aug 20
North Cape (Nordkapp): May 14 – July 30
Hammerfest: May 16 – July 27
Tromsø, Hausberg: May 20 – July 22
Narvik, Hausberg: May 25 – July 18
Lofoten & Vesterålen: Late May – Mid July
Bodø: July 4 – July 30
Norway has many other unique things besides the midnight sun. If you visit, you must see the Storseisundet Bridge, also known as the drunken bridge. It’s 850 feet long and was built in 2005. The bridge gets its nickname because it looks like it doesn’t go anywhere! In fact, because of this it has been used in advertisements and movies all over the world. The bridge is located on the west coast of Norway in the Atlantic, joining the Norwegian mainland and Averoy Island. The best time to visit this bridge is in the summer.
Fjords are another natural beauty in Norway. The Norwegian Fjords are included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A fjord is sea that juts into the mountains, or a bay that has been formed by melting glaciers. Each fjord offers a unique and different natural beauty. You can choose a package tour to explore fjords. The most famous tour among tourists is the “Norway in a nutshell” tour, which you can book online by visiting: www.norwaynutshell.com. In addition to seeing fjords, the Polaria Museum is a good place to visit. This museum contains a diversity of flora and fauna, mostly from the North Pole.
Norway also has a unique city called Lofoten, also known by the name An Arctic Paradise. Lofoten is famous for its incredible natural beauty. Lofoten is located in northern Norway. Lofoten has a beautiful ocean and coral reef. The city has a diverse wildlife, with millions of sea birds such as albatrosses, cormorant and puffin. Other animal species include otters, deer and seals. Because of Lofoten’s unique weather, it has becomes the largest producer of cod fish in the world. For centuries, Norway has been the largest cod fish export to Europe. Lofoten is known as the city that is unique because it is located in the northernmost place in the world, and has an average temperature above zero degrees annually. In January the average temperature is -1.5°C, while in the summer months has a temperature of 13°C for 24 hours throughout the day.
In addition to Lofoten, northern Norway has some other unique cities. One is the small town of Bodo city, which offers a blend between natural beauty and a small modern town.
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