Cold on the outside

Posted: January 19, 2016 in Photography
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Probably doesn’t come as a surprise that it’s been rather wintery up here. Even the locals here wonder when the temperatures might go up a bit again. For a while it was about -40°C, then it stayed below -30°C, and then all of a sudden it went up to -14°C. On these latitudes that’s a heatwave! It was short-lived and the next day we were back down to -30’s. And it’s been like that ever since.

I’m a southerner and only been living up here for less than 10 years and I’ve never seen these sorts of temperatures AND thick cloud at the same time. Extreme cold has always come with clear skies previously. Strange.


These pictures were taken in -30°C. No wind luckily.


Walking on back country is not really possible without snowshoes. On the picture below is yours truly on a walkies Arctic style. I’m feeling not unlike the Michelin Man – I have layers on top of layers. It gets rather warm while walking but it’s amazing how quickly one cools down once stopped for taking pictures.

Winter style walkies

Cold on the outside but toasty on the inside!

Cold on the outside

See how cloudy it is? But, there’s the sun!! It’s getting higher and higher now and just two days ago the polar nights ended even in Utsjoki, which is the northernmost place in Finland. We’ll be blinded by the sun soon! Give it couple of months or so.

A speck of light

Still, I like winter. I must have said it many times. I wish that one day I could travel somewhere like Svalbard, Greenland or Alaska to see some proper winter stuff. We don’t even have any polar bears here 🙂

Birch grove

  1. smilecalm says:

    looks cold 🙂

  2. Marion says:

    fabulous photos, the trees and snow are so inviting but I suspect a little too cold for me. Although being a winter baby, I do love the snow and winter, just don’t like the short dark miserable days

    • Sari says:

      Yes, I know what you mean, Marion. Luckily though, all that snow here makes it look much, MUCH lighter than what it would be without the snow. I know the days are still short but the snow makes a massive difference.

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