Kiruna Kommun

Midnight sun

During a period in the summer the sun never sets in Kiruna, this is what you call midnight sun. You
can see this phenomenon north of the polarcircle in the northern hemisphere and south of the
polarcircle in the southern hemisphere.

In Kiruna we have midnight sun about the 30th of May and the 14th of July.

The best place to see this phenomenon in Kiruna is at the top of the mountain Luossavaara. Here you have a view over Kiruna town, LKAB-mine and the beautiful mountains. To get there you can either walk the Midnight Sun Trail that starts at Camp Ripan or you can drive your own car up to the top. You can also book a guided midnight sun tour.