The eternal twilight of Greenland

Greenland during the summer is embraced by an eternal twilight.

Read more about this amazing phenomenon in my latest blog post at Guide to Greenland: “Northern Lights in Greenland – the Midnight Sun“. 

2am sunrise in East Greenland

A 2am sunrise in East Greenland

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2 Comments

  1. Amanda March 28, 2019 at 9:57 pm #

    Hello, Lisa,
    Three of us would like to visit Iceland and Greenland from end of August till mid September. Would that be the best time to view the midnight twilight and aurora in one trip? Otherwise, when should we be in Greenland to be able to view aurora? We tried in Alaska and Yellowknife but had no luck at all. Thanks.

    • lgermany April 5, 2019 at 10:52 pm #

      Hi Amanda –

      How wonderful you are considering a trip to Greenland! It is a really magical place – you’ll love it!

      Unfortunately it is not possible to see aurora and midnight twilight at the same time. For aurora you need it to be very dark, and the midnight twilight is too bright.

      To view aurora the best times are between October and April. Feb/Mar is generally the highest recommendation as the weather tends to be a little better at that time of year. You have the possibility to see the Aurora from pretty much anywhere in Greenland, but several places have specific tours e.g. Kangerlussuaq, Sisimiut, Ilulissat, Nuuk. Have a look at the Northern Lights tours Guide to Greenland for some ideas.

      Let me know if you have any other questions 🙂

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