Polar Night is something that can not be explained – you have to experience it yourself. One might think that as the sun does not rise at all, the polar night must be very dark, right? Wrong!
In the northernmost parts of Finland the sun really doesn’t come up for weeks, but thanks to the snow, northern lights and moonlight, the polar night is actually very beautiful and colorful. Also, the noon looks like a sunrise turning into a sunset without the sun never actually getting up – this is when you can see some beautiful pink and orange colors in the sky!
In Southern Finland the polar night actually seems darker because of the lack of snow that would light the surroundings. Here, however, the sun does get up every day at least for a few hours.
For an outdoor traveller the polar night of Finland offers a one of a kind experience of natures silence and the miracles of the night sky; this is the time when you can see some northern lights and the Milkyway!
In Lapland you can meet some supercute reindeer and siberian jays. Here you can also find out what perfect silence sounds like. Here are some ways to explore Lappish nature!
You know that Santa Claus lives in Finland, right? You’ll Find Santa in the city of Rovaniemi, where he has a large village right on the arctic circle! But this is not Santa’s childhood home. If you want to see where Santa was born, you’ll need to visit Levi fell in Kittilä.
Lapland has several national parks, where you can easily enter the true Lappish nature by exploring well-marked nature trails. By these trails you’d also find open huts, campfire places (with firewood) and even outhouses. To find out more about national parks in Lapland and Finland, visit nationalparks.fi. Most of the national parks are quite easy to reach also by bus.
What is life in Lapland like? What are the most extreme things that you can experience here – or would you like to live like a local? Here you can find our articles about life in Lapland!