Finland, the land of the midnight sun, celebrates the arrival of Summer after a long, dark winter. Our Flickr group contributor Irmeli Armo, aka Connectlrmeli, shared some stunning photos of Midsummer’s Night Eve in that Nordic country. Thank you, Irmeli!

View of Helsinki right after midnight. The sun sets at 10.50 PM and rises at 3.56 AM in the southern coast. It goes from dusk into dawn.

midnight in Helsinki

Midsummer bonfire in Seurasaari

midsummer night bonfire

Traditional Finnish dance in Seurasaari’s Midsummer celebrations


And a gorgeous Nordic summer night shot for the end

Nordic summer night

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Ana Astri-O’Reilly is from Argentina, where she lived until five years ago. She currently lives in Dallas, USA with her British husband, but they move a lot. Previously a translator and English and Spanish teacher, Ana first started writing to share her experiences and adventures with friends and family. She speaks Spanish, English and a smattering of Portuguese.