How many hours of sunlight does Finland get?

On a typical summer day including the shade from rain and thunder clouds, it is possible to enjoy an average of 9 – 10 hours of sunlight per day. In Finland, too, ultraviolet radiation from the sun is strong on either side of midday in summer.

Why is Finland dark for 6 months?

A quarter of Finland’s territory lies north of the Arctic Circle, and at the country’s northernmost point the Sun does not set at all for 60 days during summer. … The North Pole has midnight sun for 6 months from late March to late September.

Does Finland get 24 hours of sun?

The sun shines most at sea in the southwestern archipelago and on the coast. … Because in the north the sun is above the horizon in the middle of summer for a long time, it is possible to enjoy sunlight on clear days for 18 – 19 hours in southern Finland and 24 hours in Lapland.

Which country has 24 hours darkness?

The earth is rotating at a tilted axis relative to the sun, and during the summer months, the North Pole is angled towards our star. That’s why, for several weeks, the sun never sets above the Arctic Circle. Svalbard is the place in Norway where the midnight sun occurs for the longest period.

What is the best month to visit Finland?

It depends on what you’d like to experience: for plenty of snow and winter activities, December to March is the best time. For springtime sun and the revival of nature after the winter, April to May is the period. For long and warm summer days and plenty of events, opt for June, July and August.

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How long is a night in Finland?

Relatively high in the north the days in summer are long and short in winter. With up to approximately 19 hours the longest days happen in Juni. On the other hand, the longest and darkest nights are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In Dezember a night in Helsinki lasts almost 19 hours.

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