Experience the “White Nights” (rus: Белые Ночи [Beliye Nochi]) in Saint Petersburg, when the city stops to sleep and sinks into the constant daylight. This curious phenomenon caused by St. Petersburg’s very northerly geographical location – at 59 degrees 57′ North. During the “White Nights” the sun does not descend below the horizon, it hardly becomes dark and nights get indistinguishable from days.
Enjoy the walking along the embankment of the Neva river and watching the bridges across the river being drawn after midnight. It’s quite light enough and you can even read! Do whatever you want but remember this time is not for sleeping!
Normally the “White Nights” last from June 11th to July 2nd.