Chasing the Midnight Sun // Summer in Tromso

I can't believe it finally happened: summer has arrived to Tromso and even though it didn't come to stay, last weekend was fantastic with blue skies and temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius! Now who would have thought this was even possible? I'm totally exaggerating of course. We already had some nice and warm days before (mostly during the week though so that I didn't get to enjoy them to the fullest) but this past Saturday was the warmest day of the year so far.

Yes, let's say so far cause I sincerely hope that we'll get at least one more weekend like this.

You probably have been as fed up with me complaining about the weather as I've been lately so I promise, this will be the last weather-related post in a while!

Anyway, this past weekend was not only special because it was warm and gorgeous, it was also the last weekend where the Midnight Sun could be seen in Tromso.

The sun disappeared behind the mountains for the first time since May and will soon set again for real.

This doesn't mean that our nights are dark now though - quite the contrary.

We still have 24 hours of daylight until the end of August so if you'll be visiting Tromso in the next couple of weeks, you'll still have plenty of time to do some exploring outdoors!

It was quite special to see the sun disappear again after 2 months and after a long day spent doing nothing but sun-bathing (in a bikini - now that was a first!) and eating ice-cream (except for a little trip to the Botanic Garden that I'll write a separate post on), Simon and I decided to go for a little evening stroll to capture the sunset.

We don't do this often enough to be honest but like I mentioned in my last post, I really want to make time to go out and explore the nature that surrounds us a bit more often.

Even in such a beautiful place as Tromso, boring things like work and grocery shopping often get in the way and lately I've fallen into a routine that made me miserable and cranky.

Not this weekend though.

Enjoying the flowers at the Botanic Garden and watching the sunset from my neighbourhood definitely made me feel more appreciative of this place again.

Like they say, you don't always have to travel far to have a good time!

What would be the perfect summer day where you live?

Arctic summers are bright and thanks to the Midnight Sun, we have 24 hours of daylight for almost 4 months! Want to find out what that's like?
Arctic summers are bright and thanks to the Midnight Sun, we have 24 hours of daylight for almost 4 months! Want to find out what that's like?

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PS: If you've been to the Nordic countries and want to guest blog about your adventures, give me a heads up!

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