How much daylight there is?
Close to the polar region the amount of daylight varies drastically per season. In mid-winter during the polar nigh the sun stays below the horizon for six weeks. However, rather than it being pitch black outside, there’s a magical glow reflecting from the pure snow, which creates a unique light. You might want to bring your own little torch, though. We have lights aside the roads and in front of the cabins – but we do not want to illuminate the whole village, as the artificial lights make it difficult to spot the Northern Lights.
In June and July the Midnight Sun lights the sky for 24 hours a day. You can see the current sunrise and sunset times from the Finnish Meteorological Institute’s website: http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/weather/inari/saariselka
Average lenght of the day:
Early January: Polar Night – no sunrise
Early February: sunrise 9.30am, sunset 3.30pm
Early April: sunrise 6.30am, sunset 8.30pm
Early June: Midnight Sun – no sunset
Early August: sunrise 3.30am, sunset 11pm
Early November: sunrise 8.30am, sunset 3.30pm