Toward the end of the polar night, lasting cold temperatures (below -20°C) made the snow crystals covering the trees even more beautiful. Appreciating the wonderful weather and the almost clear sky I decided to ski up a small hill nearby. To my surprise, the top of the hill was already rached by the sun again: The first sunbeams hitting the area after the polar night. A pleasant surprise that lighted up the landscape and – after its short appearence – painting the snowy landscape in pink.
Eventually winter seems to have arrived. For a couple of the days the thermometer went to down as low as to -40°C. Since the the polar night is ending soon, reason enough to go for a walk over Ounasjärvi to enjoy the natural lights of the dark season.
In my opinion the polar night is the most wonderful time of the year in the High North, thus I wanted to take advantage of this time of the year and go for a skiing trip to Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area. Unfortunately I had to chancel this year’s trip due to bad weather, as the unusual warmth came along with strong winds and snowfall, which made it very hard to see anything .. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
It was a cold night, with some -30 degree Celsius. But after a long day sitting behind the computer, a short skiing trip was just the right thing to do ..