The world’s tallest midsummer fire up in smoke

Slinningsodden in ÅlesundSlinningsodden in Ålesund.Photo: Runar Andersen / NTB scanpix


The midsummer bonfire on Slinningsodden in Ålesund was measured at 47.4 meters, setting a new world record. On Saturday night  the whole contraption went up in smoke.

After a bit of delay,  the world’s tallest sankthansbål was lit on Saturday night, surrounded by small boats and with the fire department at the ready  .
The record was confirmed on Saturday afternoon by Møre og Romsdal Police. According to Sunnmørsposten the Slinning bonfire  was measured at 47.4 meters by a laser this year. It is made up of pallets and made without any use of machinery.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today