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Both the North and South polar regions have varying degrees of polar night and day, each lasting approximately 6 months. As 35% of Norway lies North of the Polar Circle, it is often referred to in Summer as the Land of the Midnight Sun, or in winter Land of Polar Lights. Technically though, most of the 6 months are not in total darkness, but rather what is called Civil Twilight; there is still some reflection of light during most of the time. To experience Full Darkness you would have to travel to the actual Poles, either North or South.
There is no place that experience 6 months of night and 6 months of day. This is because the earth rotates around the sun. It therefore has to be day at one time and night at another time, but cannot delay up to six months.