Boasting some of the Arctic’s most breathtaking scenery, Norway, often referred to as “The Land of The Midnight Sun”, is a wonderful destination for travelers of all shapes and sizes, including nomadic travelers. The diverse landscape offers enough variation to keep it interesting, whether you admire the wilderness of fjords and Arctic coastline, the coastal islands or the beautiful Long Island. Whatever part of the country, however, you find yourself in, the midnight sun remains midday for most of the day. The weather is mild and the temperatures are usually between 10 and 17 degrees Celsius. By contrast, the summer temperatures range from around 26 to 30 degrees Celsius.
The midnight sun shines from around 11 to 13 pm during the summer solstice, and from 16 to 23 pm during the winter months. In the summertime, the sun reaches its most powerful and vibrant yellow color, throwing off the longest and most brilliant reflection of light in the sky. In the evening, after the sun has set, a slender crescent moon, bright and round, appears in the east.
Norway has much in common with other countries in Europe in terms of landscape. In fact, the main differences between landscapes in Norway and in other countries may well be within the same region! Much of the country is flat, although there are some mildly mountainous areas. The Norwegian sea, one body of water that makes up part of the Nordic seas, rolls around the northern part of the country, while slightly more mountainous regions lie in the southeast.
The changing color of the sun takes place over a greater distance than at other times in the day. When the sun is at its highest point in the sky, the rays reach 1518 metres above the horizon (they do not fall directly on the ground, however). However, the sun does not set until around 11 pm, so there is no Sunrise or Sunset for 2 hours, as it happens only once a year!
The rising of the sun at the Cape of Science in Svalbard is one of the world’s most breathtaking natural sights. The sun rise in the morning takes at least 2 ½ hours, starting with the pinkish glow of the lava near the crater and ending in the red twilight of the Sunset. In between, random clouds and haze are evident. The Waxing gibbet at the Botelho Dam in Hobart shows the world what happens when the warm flavors of the day mix with the cooler night air.
The drifting of the Great Ocean Road does indeed have an effect on the weather. At locations where it is colder and/or rainier, the wind can whipped up into a violent storm. predict more rain in the winter than in the summer, but at the Beach truly the most ferocious gale blows, whipping up at speeds of up to 80 km/h.
Millions of ordinary travelers probably don’t realize just how important a great big sunshine is to our everyday lives. shadows of melted ice on roads, the look of frozen waves on rocky beaches and the golden yellow of immersed fruit all contribute to the shimmering effect the Desert East Coast experiences.
Under ideal conditions, the temperatures in the southern hemisphere fall into the freezing range. As they don’t have the same elevation, their temperature also varies greatly. The best time to visit Tasmania and its surrounds is between April and October. During these months, the temperatures range from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. The coolest month is June, with hottest November.
Inland, the rainiest months are December to February, followed by March to May and July to August. There is usually more rainfall between November and March than during the summer months. The winter form of rain showers called the “acular” and the summer monsoons and trade winds add their share to the sensational weather.
So the next time you are looking for a great place to travel and live the nomadic life, definitely consider Norway, the land of the midnight sun!