Sørøya Finnmark

Visited a friend in the northern part of Norway. Sørøya is a beautiful island on the coast of Finnmark.  All photos with a Nikon D800, and a 30mm 1.4 lens.

By now there is Polar Nights at Sørøya, the sun is nowhere to be seen.  The polar night occurs when the night lasts for more than 24 hours. This occurs only inside the Polar circles.  The opposite phenomenon, the Polar Day, or midnight sun, occurs when the sun stays above the horizon for more than 24 hours. By «night» is meant when the center of the sun is below a free horizon. Since the atmosphere bends the rays of the sun, «light wins over darkness» by a few degrees. Hence the area that is affected by polar night is smaller than the area of midnight sun. The Polar circle is located at a latitude between these two areas, at the Latitude of approx. 66.5 degrees.


Sørøya is a large island in Norway. It is Norway´s fourth largest island in terms of area. It is often claimed to be ‘one of the most beautiful’ of the islands in Norway.

The island is surrounded by the Norwegian Sea on the north. A The island of Sørøya has no bridge or tunnel access, only a regular ferry route from Hasvik to Øksfjord on the mainland. Hasvik Airport is located on the southern tip of the island. (From Wikipedia)




















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