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Land beyond time: This Norway island wants to become the world's first 'time-free' zone

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Sommarøy, an island in Norway wants to become the world's first time-free zone.

The strange thing about this island in West West Tromsø is that the sun doesn't set from May 18 to July 26 and long polar nights from the month of November to January when the sun doesn't rise.

 This strange phenomenon has urged islanders to gather at a town hall meeting to sign the petition on June 13 to make the island time-free zone.

  "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.", Hveding told CNN travel

 Hveding met with the Norwegian Parliamentarians to submit the signatures and to discuss the legal challenges of the initiative.

 "To many of us, getting this in writing would simply mean formalizing something we have been practicing for generations," he said to CNN travel.

 The Islanders hope to be free of traditional timings in workspaces and also introduce flexibility in school timings.

 In the island with a population of 300 people, fishing and tourism are the main industries.

 Hveding said that the fishermen in this island pay no heed to the time table and they are often found spending long hours fishing in the ocean.

 Only time can tell if the islanders wishes would come true or not.


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