Like everything in life, so does winter in Lapland have its pros and cons. Here are a few in my humble opinion.
- It’s beautiful!
- You can go snowmobiling.
- You can go dogsledding!!
- My dog, Raya, loves the snow.
- It becomes really quiet.
- It’s beautiful!! (I know, I said that already but it really is)
- Everything becomes pure & white.
- You can go places… secret places.
- Northern Lights are easier to see.
- Sauna time!!
- There is something called ‘spring-winter’.
- You can see millions and millions of stars.
- You can gain some weight and call it ‘winter-isolation’ :).
- Lots of baggy clothes! (baggy=comfy)
- Hats are a must and I love hats.
- You have better reasons for starting a fire in the fireplace inside.
- Witnessing everything come back to life in the spring!
- Oh, and you can go snowmobiling :).
- It is cold. As in holy f#*k it is cold….
- It takes 15 minutes to get dressed to take the dogs out.
- It takes half an hour to get the car ready.
- You can actually get trapped because of the amount of snow.
- You need to be prepared for emergencies, like ALL the time.
- The beginning of winter is kinda dark… We are talking about max 3 hours of daylight.
- Did I mention it gets cold?? Like minus 40°C cold?
- You need to dig stuff out of the snow on a daily basis.
- It takes 15 minutes to get undressed after you have taken the dogs out.
- Shoveling snow!!
- If you lose something in the snow it is gone….. FOREVER!!
- I am a clumsy person which means I fall down A LOT during winter.
- When winter comes to an end you have slush… lots and lots of cold, wet slush.
– It is possible for your nose to freeze shut if you squeeze it in minus 40°C. Hehe.
– Minus 40° Celsius and minus 40° Fahrenheit are the same! It is where the temperatures on the Celsius scale and the Fahrenheit scale meet.