Canceled Skiing Trip to Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area

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

I Saw the Sun! Day and Night in Hetta, and Coldness Sustains.

Very low standing sun behind church skyline
Looking into the sun

Last week, when I went for a short skiing trip, I got to see the sun for the first time in about six to eight weeks. Even though the sun is back, it still is really cold outside, and because of the sun remaining low, there is yet no warmth coming form the sun. However, the cold left some beautiful rime on the trees, making the landscape look magically. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article

The End of the Polar Night, the Return of the Cold!

Violet light in the sky during polar day, when looking north
Looking North

While this year’s polar night is coming to an end, the previously absent cold has returned. After the past few weeks have been cloudy and warm, the sky has now cleared up again, and brought back temperatures that would have been expected during the polar night. Yet, the sun does not shine in the village (although today I saw some trees in the sun light, up on a hill), but the periods of daylight are getting longer every day. Here are some images from a short walk, showing the special light conditions at the end of this year’s polar night, at around -30 degrees Celsius. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article