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how is lappland in winter? how is polar night? something i had to find out, and so i was here for almost two weeks, staying in ivalo, a village in northern lappland which is now somewhat familiar to me.
the first three days i was staying at näverniemi lomakylä, and the rest of the time at guesthouse husky. two wonderful places!
i was somewhat lucky and unlucky. lucky in the sense that usually, it is much colder here, around -15 to -25 degrees; i mostly had -5 to -15. not that -25 scares me, having lived for two years in calgary. but doing a nice walk at -15 is just much nicer than at -25… :-) i was unlucky in the sense that most of the time, it was overcast. only very few days lacked the dense cloud cover which is painting the snowscape in grey. still, a beautiful grey! the first set of photos i want to present you is from the overcast daytime, and mostly looks like black and white, or blue and white. the truth is somewhere inbetween, as the light here is quite bluish.
i also did a husky tour on one of the greyish days, as you can see below.


anne wrote on december 19, 2012 at 08:00:

I’ve been looking at your pictures again! :-) Number 37 is my favorite here, the very bright picture with the huskies! :-)

felix wrote on december 20, 2012 at 14:11:

thanks! i somewhat wish that it would be less overexposed, and that i would have more of them where the huskies look as nice as on this one, but then, there wasn’t much time as slightly after that picture, our guide hat to run after the other sledge which escaped :)