Residents of a Norwegian island are looking and getting rid of time.
People on the island of Sommaroey are pushing to get rid of traditional business hours during the midnight sun period.
On this particular island, the sun doesn’t set for 69 days of the year.
Local residents want to go “time-free” and have more flexible school and working hours to make the most of their long summer days.
People on the island of Sommaroey are pushing to get rid of traditional business hours and “conventional time-keeping” during the midnight sun period.
A petition from residents has been sent to the mayor to look into the options.
The idea behind the time-free zone is that disregarding timepieces would make it easier for residents, especially students, employers and workers, to make the most of the precious months when the opposite is true.
Sommaroey, which lies north of the Arctic Circle, stays dark from November to January.