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Norway island in world's first time-free zone

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The people of Norway's 'Summer Island' are campaigning to be officially recognised as having the world’s first ‘time-free zone’.

On Sommarøy in West Tromsø, north of the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn't set for almost 70 days from May until the end of July.

The locals like to make the most of the five weeks of daylight after three months in the winter when the sun doesn't rise at all.

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-06-19/the-norwegian-island-that-wants-to-stop-time/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-arts-culture/norwegian-island-wants-become-worlds-first-time-free-zone-180972443/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48677237

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OverSword
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45 minutes ago, Still Waters said:

The people of Norway's 'Summer Island' are campaigning to be officially recognised as having the world’s first ‘time-free zone’.

On Sommarøy in West Tromsø, north of the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn't set for almost 70 days from May until the end of July.

The locals like to make the most of the five weeks of daylight after three months in the winter when the sun doesn't rise at all.

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-06-19/the-norwegian-island-that-wants-to-stop-time/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-arts-culture/norwegian-island-wants-become-worlds-first-time-free-zone-180972443/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48677237

Was fishing on a river in Alaska for a week at about the same latitude.  It was great.  Slept maybe 3 times in 7 days.  Never got tired.  I like this idea.

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4 hours ago, OverSword said:

Was fishing on a river in Alaska for a week at about the same latitude.  It was great.  Slept maybe 3 times in 7 days.  Never got tired.  I like this idea.

I remember I had initially been excited about being on an Alaska cruise over the 4th of July holiday then quickly learned aboard ship that I could stand on the deck and read newsprint at midnight even in early July :(   It was a great trip anyway :)

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Manwon Lender
19 hours ago, Still Waters said:

The people of Norway's 'Summer Island' are campaigning to be officially recognised as having the world’s first ‘time-free zone’.

On Sommarøy in West Tromsø, north of the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn't set for almost 70 days from May until the end of July.

The locals like to make the most of the five weeks of daylight after three months in the winter when the sun doesn't rise at all.

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-06-19/the-norwegian-island-that-wants-to-stop-time/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-arts-culture/norwegian-island-wants-become-worlds-first-time-free-zone-180972443/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48677237

I suppose I am kinda thick because I don't see the point of it.

Thanks for sharing, you understand the purpose please let me know.

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Sir Smoke aLot

It's not a secret that life in Scandinavian countries and Island is great but i wasn't aware that they are bored so much and so worry free too bother with time zones or some weird exclusivity around them. Well, what to say than ''have fun people!'' hehe

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Still Waters
16 hours ago, Manwon Lender said:

I suppose I am kinda thick because I don't see the point of it.

Thanks for sharing, you understand the purpose please let me know.

I'm not sure what the purpose is of trying to make it official when they're doing what they want anyway. Unless they're hoping it will attract more tourists:

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The island has a population of over 300 people, with fishing and tourism as the main sources of income for the locals.

The publicity of their campaign is bound to boost tourism to the area, 

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-06-19/the-norwegian-island-that-wants-to-stop-time/

 

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