Norwegian Island Sommarøy Wants To Get Rid Of Time

Norwegian Island Sommarøy Wants To Get Rid Of Time

Time is a funny thing when you really start thinking about it. Always there, never seen, never felt. Just there. All around the place. No messing with it As David Tennant's Doctor put it on Doctor Who 

“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.”

News from Norway is now sounding like a Doctor Who episode. Sommarøy, a small village on an island in the north of country wants to get rid of time. Due to its proximity to the Arctic circle, the fishing village experiences 69 days of straight sunshine from May 18 to July 26.

The locals endure a long polar night from November to January, where there is no sunlight at all. Due to this the inhabitants of Sommarøy disregard conventional timekeeping. As visitors enter the island, they travel over a bridge covered in watches.

It is there as a reminder that when tourists enter the island, they leave time behind.

Islander Kjell Ove Hveding in a statement.


"There's constantly daylight, and we act accordingly. In the middle of the night, which city folk might call '2 a.m.,' you can spot children playing soccer, people painting their houses or mowing their lawns, and teens going for a swim."

It'd make you get very philosophical. Imagine just going to bed whenever you want. Doing whatever at whatever time. You'd reevaluate your whole life. Think about this, why do we pay attention to time? Animals sure don't. Time is the result of every single person's biggest fear; the fear of time running out. Only man counts the hour. The fear is always hanging over us. One day we will have no time left and that will be that.

Philosophy lecture over now thankfully. Anyway someone ask the Norwegians what time they're getting rid of time at.

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Joe O'Gorman

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