Lonely Planet Writer

Midnight sun marathon

What: Midnight sun marathon
Where: Tromsø, Norway
When: 25th June 2011

The next sunset in Tromsø, Norway will be on 27th July at 12.19am.

Scandinavia, the land of the midnight sun, certainly lives up to its name at this time of year when in some regions the sun doesn’t set for almost two months!

Norway's midnight sun. Photo Credit: Kadellar

You’ll find midsummer celebrations all over the region, but one of our favourites is Tromsø’s midnight sun marathon.

From a children’s race to full marathons, the runners will be out in force. Whether you choose to join them, or watch from the sidelines, is up to you.

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