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    Posted June 9, 2013 by
    JorgenN
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    Riksgränsen, Sweden
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    How do you welcome summer?

    Midnight sun with snowboard

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Back in 2009 Jorgen Nybrolin and his wife Karin decided to celebrate the Swedish Midsommar in the snow in the very north of the country rather than on the grassy plains south of Stockholm with their family.

    The couple had been to the Riksgransen (translates as Country border) ski resort before but never during the summer solstice.

    “This was my first time in 100% midnight sun. We had so much energy. After snowboarding in the middle of the night we went for after-ski in the sunshine at 2am. We only had four hours of sleep and weren’t even tired the next morning. It was an amazing experience, the best of both winter and summer season in one day,” said Karin, who is seen posing next to a traditional Swedish Maypole in the snow.

    “The midnight sun is something I wish for everyone to experience in their lifetime. I have a friend from South Africa who went to a sports conference up north in Sweden 10 years ago and he still tells me every time I see him how mind-blowing he thinks the midnight sun is,” the 32-year-old added.
    - stinabacker, CNN iReport producer

    This photo i taken up north in Sweden, at a place called "Riksgränsen", located right at the boarder between Sweden and Norway.
    Riksgränsen is a skiresort where you every year can celebrate Swedish Midsummer party and enjoy midnight sun with your skies or snowboard.
    At eleven o´clock at night they open the skilift and runs it until three o´clock in the morning. Believe it or not, but the sun is right up high in the sky during these hours!
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