White Nights of St. Petersburg

St Isaacs Cathedral During The White Nights In St Petersburg

(Last Updated On: April 8, 2013)What could be more enticing than a walk along the banks of the city’s rivers and canals in almost broad daylight, no matter what the time of day? No other major European city can rival this experience nor the atmosphere on the streets of St. Petersburg during the summer months – lively, friendly, romantic and bustling with people throughout the night as well as the day!

From late May to early July the nights are bright in St Petersburg, with the brightest period, the White Nights, normally lasting from June 11th to July 2nd. The White Nights (Beliye Nochi) are a curious phenomenon caused by St. Petersburg’s very northerly geographical location – at 59 degrees 57′ North (roughly on the same latitude as Oslo, Norway, the southern tip of Greenland and Seward, Alaska). St. Petersburg is the world’s most northern city with a population over 1 million, and its stands at such a high latitude that the sun does not descend below the horizon enough for the sky to grow dark. In fact night becomes curiously indistinguishable from day, so much so that the authorities never need to turn the city’s streetlights on!


Rusmice, Russia’s most innovative Destination Management Company invites you to St Petersburg to experience this phenomena  – a unique experience which makes the Russian Imperial capital one of those very special cities of the world!  Contact us now for details on fantastic opportunities available to incentive planners and their clients in Russia.


White Nights in St Petersburg