Enjoy the Midnight sun – Visit Finland

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Text Nicole Neugebauer

If you travel to Finland and the finnish capital in the winter you will feel that they are waiting for the summer.

In summer, it’s a wonderful sight.

10.2. Helsinki.VF_Summernight_8_HiRes_city

Great architecture, pagan bonfires and late-night bars – the Finnish capital is small, but it is a gem. Helsinki is the Pearl of the Baltic.

My tips to enjoy midnight sun in Finland and get 24 hours of light and adventure.

As a stark contrast to the long and dark winter, Finland’s summer months are warm and light – in the most Northern parts of Finland the sun stays up for over 70 consecutive days. There is no sunset.
When the endless sunlight shows up after the winter, the excitement of Finns take over the city. Extra hours of sun, means extra hours of city life.

Try these:

24/7 – picnics that seem to last forever, Kaivopuisto offers nice scenery to spot the passing cruise ships. Perfect way to experience the never-setting sun with friends and a basket of snacks.
Kaivopuisto Park

My personal highlight was the midnight swimming
What a perfect chance to take a dip right by the city!

Hietalahti beach is the most popular beach in town.


The city streets may quiet down for a while, but once the bars close the cheerful party crowd takes over the streets.

My tip to escape the hustle and bustle, hit the countryside with friends and family.
Esplanadi Park

It is fantastic to relaxing at a beautifully designed villa and indulging in the ”art of doing nothing” which is what Finnish summers is all about.
Nice houses

I am sportfreak, my personal highlight was golfing under the midnight sun, at a proper 18-hole golf course. Wow.
Fishing is easy, did you know that fish are the hungriest at night? What better timing to go fishing than in the middle of the midnight sun. I enjoyed it very much.

Finally catch the charm of Lapland, the endless ligh gives a perfect opportunity on the arctic circle. You must see Sodankylä?

Whatever the weather, the ferries, along with numerous boats bound for Helsinki’s outlying islands, travel daily in and out of the city’s five harbours.
Pitched along the docks are the traders of the Kauppatori, or Market Square. It is the hub of the city in the summer.
For shoppers without Baltic brine in their veins, the Old Market Hall flanking the square offers spick-and-span stalls selling such exotic Finnish, Lapp and Russian specialities as sauna-dried reindeer and cloud berry jam.
Turn your back on the sea and you’re faced with the icons of the city’s skyline, guaranteed to have ferry passengers snap happy before they’ve even disembarked.

The summers are fantastic and welcoming, with temperatures well into the twenties.

I am in love with Finland, the midsummer magic and midnight Sun mythology.
A popular finish belief is that when you lay seven different flowers under your pillow on a Midsummer night, you’ll see your future spouse in your dreams. For me it worked and I had sweet dreams!

Visit Finland!

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