I first got to know about Arctic Circle in my Geography class when I was 12 years old. The idea of a land where the sun never sets was fascinating. I cannot remember what exactly made me so curious about this phenomenon, but I can recall myself researching about places where I can witness one. The beauty of Norway enthralled me in no time and it became number 1 on my travel bucket list.
When I was starting out to travel around the world for a year in April 2014, I crossed Scandinavia from the list. Too expensive, I thought. Two months later, when I was traveling in Poland, I realized it would be a shame to come so close to Norway and yet not see its many wonders. So I booked the train reservation and headed for Norway for few days.
Norway did not disappoint. The majestic mountains, stunning landscapes, famous fjords, stunning cities and tiny islands of wonder – there was so much to explore in Norway.
I loved every bit of my stay there. But there is something about Norway that I recall every now and then. After the end of each day, I would lay by the sea shore and relishing the sunset. Well, not exactly!!
I was lucky to be in Norway in summer months when the sun would never completely descends beneath the horizon. And all I could see was sun covering the sky in the bright orange light. Yes!! I did get a chance to see Midnight Sun! And, gosh, It was beautiful.
Here are a couple of pictures of Norwegian sunsets to fuel your wanderlust.