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Monday, June 17, 2024

Goodbye sunshine, at least for now

The sun has now dipped below the horizon over most of northern Norway, and won’t return until the end of January. As mørketiden (“the dark time”) settled in, temperatures dipped as well, as they did all over the country.

A young couple is profiled against the setting sun as it disappeared for one of the last times of the year at Telegrafbukta, on the southern edge of the island of Tromsøya. PHOTO: Morten Andersen

Residents of Norway’s Arctic areas have been bracing for the sun’s annual disappearance for weeks, enjoying the last spells of daylight along with some spectacular sunsets. Many also flocked out for hikes and sightseeing, to take advantage of the waning sunlight.

A family strolls on the beach at Telegrafbukta near Tromsø. This photo was taken around lunchtime, at 12:30pm. PHOTO: Morten Andersen

The island of Kvaløya near Tromsø was a popular destination, with dusky light in the middle of the day and early afternoon.

The view towards the south from Kvaløyveien on the island of Tromsøya, after the sun went down at midday. PHOTO: Morten Andersen

Now there’s time for candlelight and some cozy days indoors, until the sun returns around January 17.

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