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HomeArctic blog: Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen → Hiorth­fjel­let


The­re are still sun­sets, still are a „nor­mal“ time, name­ly in the evening. The sun­sets are now incre­di­bly quick­ly moving towards mid­night, noti­ce­ab­ly later every day, until they join the sun­ri­se to crea­te the mid­night sun.

The­re are just 2 months bet­ween polar night and mid­night sun. The polar day will chan­ge life com­ple­te­ly here, ani­mals and peo­p­le will sleep less, be more acti­ve, chan­ge their rhythm.

And of cour­se the light will chan­ge. For a few weeks, April will still bring blue and red colours during the night, but the­se will give way to the sun in May, which will then be well abo­ve the hori­zon 24 hours a day.

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

And this is why we are here now, in late March, some hundred met­res abo­ve Hior­th­hamn, at one of the most beau­tiful view points, enjoy­ing the views over Advent­fjord and Lon­gye­ar­by­en in the light of an evening sun­set. The­re won’t be many more until Sep­tem­ber.



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