The midnight light

Why do things during the day, when you might as well do them at night? There aren’t many places in the world when such a question is legit. But in the arctic it is. To say that the arctic nights are magical is of course nothing less than stating the obvious. Nevertheless it sure brings something extra to the table.

THE MIDNIGHT LIGHT

For us it’s the most natural thing in the world. Those bright summer nights when the sun barley sets, keeping the arctic illuminated 24/7. And in the same way, the same light is what makes life so close to the arctic circle quite extraordinary.

Why do things during the day, when you might as well do them at night? There aren’t many places in the world when such a question is legit. But in the arctic it is. To say that the arctic nights are magical is of course nothing less than stating the obvious. Nevertheless it sure brings something extra to the table. Ask any local fisherman, musician or mountain biker. Cheese maker. Golfer. Night swimmer. Hiker, trail runner or sauna fanatic. Or writer, for that matter.

Some say we don’t need as much sleep in summer. Some say that the never ending ray of lights transforms our berries, our fruit and vegetables into super food due to the constant daylight. Like they force nature to blossom while it can. And some say, in the same sentence, it’s because of our long, dark winter nights that we, like nature, live summer life to the fullest. While we can. We don’t know if it’s true. But you know, nature has a funny way to make balance.

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