See the Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

Summer is just around the corner and, undoubtedly, the Northern Europe and the Mediterranean are set to receive high numbers of visitors. A holiday to these two regions will take you on a journey with visits to golden beaches, stunning landmarks and vibrant cultures. However, if you’re looking to enjoy somewhere a little quieter this summer, or if you’re simply seeking an alternative holiday destination, the Norwegian fjords may be the answer.

You may also be interested to know that the Arctic Circle has a higher number of average daylight hours during the summer season due to the Midnight Sun. This natural phenomenon results in 24 hours of continuous sunlight, with the sun taking a slight dip towards the horizon before rising again shortly after. The question you may be asking yourself is “How and why does this event take place?” The answer depends on your position on planet earth and the time of year that you are there.

Throughout the summer season of 2016, Pullmantur Cruises’ Horizon will be operating a series of seven-night itineraries that can take you to some of the most beautiful destinations within the Norwegian Fjords. Sailing out of Calais, you will spend a day at sea before reaching destinations including: Stavanger, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Flaam and Bergen. It is in Hellesylt and Geiranger that you will be most likely to witness the midnight sun.

The Arctic Circle covers an area of 5.5 million square miles surrounding the North Pole and, seeing as these two locations fall within that area, there is a good chance you will be able to witness this spectacular natural event. During the summer season within the northern hemisphere (March 21st – September 23rd), the earth’s axis tilts toward the sun. Contrastingly, for the remainder of the year, the southern hemisphere tilts towards the sun, resulting in the same effect. During this period, the Arctic Circle experiences the Polar night, where residents within the area endure 24 hours of night.

Between sailing from Stavanger to Hellesylt and Geiranger to Flaam may be the best times in which to witness the midnight sun during your Norwegian fjords cruise. Horizon offers a range of amenities including fantastic restaurants, a variety of bars and lounges, a games arcade, casino and the Grand Theatre Show Lounge. As well as the midnight sun, guests on board these itineraries will also be able to marvel at the lush green peaks and mesmerising natural landscapes of the Norwegian fjords.


Wherever you enjoy cruising and whichever region of the world you wish to experience, Pullmantur Cruises offer a range of itineraries that can take you there. From the golden sandy beaches of the Mediterranean to the palm trees of the Caribbean, we can provide cruises to suit all desires and tastes.

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