White Nights in St.Petersburg

White Nights in St-Petersburg


Those who experience St. Petersburg during the White Nights period run the risk of falling in love with the Venice of the North forever. A mighty wizard seems to let the sky behind golden church roofs glow in stunning red and aureate colors. A magic light permeates the city of Russian czars to everyone’s amazement.

From the end of May till the beginning of July the sun doesn’t really go down so that the twilight lasts longer.

The phenomenon of White Nights occurs not only in St. Petersburg, but also in other regions around 60 degrees North latitude. One can also enjoy this spectacle in Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Germany (Island of Sylt).

But in no other northern city have they received such poetic and literary acclaim. The magnificent city of Russian czars offers a unique setting for this fascinating play of colors. It would be such a shame to sleep. People party, dance, sing, laugh and drink.

Year for year residents and tourists are looking forward to a special show: opening of the bridges when they raise at night to let big ships pass. Night view of the drawn and illuminated Palace Bridge is one of the most popular photo spots.