The sun hasn’t been showing up in Hetta since about two weeks by now. With the absence of light, also the cold of a polar winter came by for a short visit over the past weekend. Here are some images from a walk in the village center of Hetta .. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
After a very busy December the idea came up, to find some relaxing days in the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park – or more precisely – to visit the Hannukuru area for a decent sauna turn in the middle of the wonderful nature, and in the middle of the polar night. The plan was to take our (borrowed) forest skiers to go to Hannukuru for a relaxing sauna evening, and to return back home the same way. Fortunately (I have to say), a heavy snowfall made us stuck in the beautiful Hannukuru valley, where we experienced a most wonderful night under the clear full moon sky – topped with some northern lights, just after the snowfall ended. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
Here are just a few images, showing Hetta and Ounasjärvi in the early afternoon, during the polar night.
The clear ski on Friday revealed the strong brightness of the moon just a few days after it was full. With such an amount of light available, I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather and decided to go to the Pahtajärvi laavu for some late night dinner. Since the sun is almost gone anyway, the moon will be the only light-ball shining from the sky in the next few weeks. Of course the clear sky came along with cold temperatures (down to -30°C), but that shouldn’t keep me off from a short skiing trip. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
Even though you can’t see the sun in Lapland for some time, it doesn’t mean that the sky wouldn’t provide you with beautiful colors and plenty of dailight (for at least a short time ..) :-) Continue to the photo gallery and the full article