Here comes the sun – Greeting the sun in Greenland

The beginning of the year is a special time all around Greenland, but particularly above the Arctic Circle.

BETWEEN DARKNESS AND TWILIGHT, A LOT OF COSINESS

Starting in mid-January, the sun rises above the horizon once again, ending several weeks of polar darkness.

During the polar nights, the northern lights, starry skies and bright moon provide a natural luminosity that makes the snow glitter and wraps the surroundings in a dream-like atmosphere. During this particular period of the year the everyday life rhythm slows down but doesn´t stop.

However cosy and special this darkness period is, all northern  Greenland impatiently awaits the return of the sun. That special day will be another good opportunity to celebrate with family, friends and community.

From mid-January to mid-February, after several weeks of relative polar darkness, the sun will officially return to the many towns and settlements located above the Arctic Circle.

"During this particular period of the year the everyday life rhythm slows down but doesn´t stop."

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