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Blue Hour in Trondheim

The blue hour phenomenon can be seen all around the world, but it seems to be most beautiful the further north you go. It's the period of twilight before real daylight starts, well before the sun can be seen in the sky.

In Tromsø the blue hour is the only light they get at this time of year, lasting several hours before the darkness returns. Here in Trondheim we've had some gorgeous (if a little chilly!) mornings lately.

Here's a selection of snaps from my morning commute (walk!) down from Moholt to the city centre:

Torget

Jonsvannsveien

Blue hour

Trondheim in winter

Bakklandet in December

Nidaros Domkirke winter

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About the Author: David Nikel

Originally from the UK, David now lives in Trondheim and was the original founder of Life in Norway back in 2011. He now works as a freelance writer for technology companies in Scandinavia.

6 Comments

  1. Lovely pictures. What does the midnight sun look like in summer? How much darkness to do you get? Or any? I’m writing a book that has some covert action at night, and realized it’s not dark in June, but I can’t really get a feel for the level of light.

    Any help is appreciated.
    LA

    1. It depends where you are: Norway is a very long country north-to-south. In Oslo there are 2-3 hours of darkness but it’s more twilight than proper darkness. Above the Arctic Circle the sun doesn’t set, but for how long depends on how far north you go.

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