Strange things in the sun did not set for 2 months

Due to its special geographic location, this city experienced a phenomenon

Due to its special geographic location, the city experiences "sunrise in the middle of the night" during the summer months.

About 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, it is the city of Tromsø located in the northeast of Norway - home to strange things thanks to its special geographical position.

Here, the winter lasts from November to January, which is also the time when the sun does not appear making the day almost sunk in the dark.

This is a great time to see the "aurora" natural phenomena being bands of colored light twinkling in the sky. As a result, Tromsø as well as some other cities in Northern Europe welcomed large numbers of visitors to see this special strip of light.

After that, the time of day will increase gradually until sunrise in the middle of the night. It is from late May to July, the sun will not set for 2 months. And then the cycle goes on repeating every year.

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The city in northeastern Norway where the sun never sets during the summer months.

This also means that people living in Tromsø will constantly see the sun appear. Even after midnight, the sky here was as bright as day. Living in a place where the sun does not rise during the winter months, never setting in the summer makes locals and tourists forget the concept of time.

Tromsø is a small island with an area similar to Manhattan in New York City, USA. It is home to about 70,000 inhabitants, making it the second most populous city in the north of the Arctic Circle.

In the early 1900s of the last century, Tromsø was the starting point for expeditions to the North Pole. Therefore, people also call Tromsø as a gateway to adventure to the cold Arctic land.

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Tromsø is surrounded by mountains and fjords from many sides, creating a sense of wilderness and isolation.

Despite being located at the 69th parallel, the city is still warm thanks to the influence of the arctic warm water called "Gulf Stream". Even so, summers here only slightly increase the temperature but still cold.

Tromsø has a business center, several main shopping streets, several cinemas, but nothing more. Upon arriving in Tromsø, one feels like walking to a smaller suburb than a busy city. Tromsø is also surrounded by mountains and fjords from many sides, creating a sense of wilderness and isolation.

The polar day in Tromsø is an ideal time for exploring activities such as kayaking, hiking, whale watching .

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