Hello Midnight Sun

The great picture was taken by Jael Xandry, exactly at midnight.
The great picture was taken by Jael Xandry, exactly at midnight.

Northern Sweden is now two weeks into six weeks of Midnight Sun – constant daylight, where the sun never sets. In six months we will be pitched into total darkness for six weeks to two months, when the sun will not rise. Myself, I want to sleep all winter and I cannot sleep all summer so I don’t know how Swedes manage to be so industrious and have such a developed country!


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

3 thoughts

  1. I think I would find it very difficult to adjust. The sun would be beautiful but hard to go to bed with the sun out. Beautiful pics.

  2. The midnight sun sounds amazing, but as someone who suffers from a relatively manageable case of Seasonal Affective Disorder I don’t think I would cope with the dark of noon very well. I can certainly sympathise with your sleep issues at these extremes – how do you handle the disruption to your body?

    1. I battled terribly the first three years here with the winter darkness (sun goes away in November and reappears in March) and was actually sent home to South Africa for a month one winter as I was suffering so much. Since then I have just put my head down during winter and summer and gone through it day by day. I wish it was like SA though where the average darkness, light and temperature fluctuate very little throughout the year.

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