Soldag (the day when the sun first rises after the long polar night) is always eagerly awaited. As our deacon reminds people here, stakkars de som bor langt sør fordi de har ingenting å vente på, ingen forventning om en soldag etter mørketiden (poor people who live in the south who have no sun day to anticipate after the dark time).
The exact day / time varies depending on your location and the mountains on the horizon. The farther north, the later the date, although bizarrely the sun is visible in Tromsø three days earlier than here, despite it being further north. For us, it’s about 11.30am on the 23rd of January – weather permitting.
This year, the weather cooperated, sort of, and we got a rather weak sighting, at least enough to generate shadows. Roll on summer!