The temperature dropped in a matter of days. First it was -5 degrees celsius, then -12, then -18*. Although it has snowed next to none so far, we can say that winter has taken over the vast commune of Kittilä in western Lapland.
The river Ounasjoki froze overnight. Everything froze. Now you can hear what total silence sounds like.
When it’s really cold, the eastern sky turns pink during the sunset. Until of course the sun no longer rises and the polar night begins in a few weeks.
Even during the coldest of winter days one might get some visitors.
Can you guess who’s there, behind all that snow?
*-5 degrees Celsius is equal to 23 degrees Fahrenheit,
-12°C = 10,4°F
-18°C = -0,4°F