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.
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.
The island of Kvaløya near Tromsø was a popular destination, with dusky light in the middle of the day and early afternoon.
Now there’s time for candlelight and some cozy days indoors, until the sun returns around January 17.
Views and News staff