Finland and the Midnight Sun

Finland is often referred to as the Land of the Midnight Sun and at this time of year you can see why. This weekend people in Finland will be celebrating Juhannus (midsummer), so I have compiled some photographs of the midnight sun. Hopefully If the weather is good over the weekend I will be able to add a few more.

Many of my photographs were taken during my time in Lapland, I even snuck one in from Norway, as there are many more days when the midnight sun is visible (depending how far north you go it can even be two months before the next sunset). In the south of Finland the midnight sun is usually in a state of constant sunset/sunrise during midsummer, if the weather allows.

Another Year in Lapland

In my last post I asked you where you had been in 2015 and what was your highlight. Thinking about last year I decided to post another summary of my year in photographs all taken throughout Lapland.

January

Another Year in Lapland

February

Another Year in Lapland

One of my favourite photographs from last year and part of my most popular blog post Changing of the Season.

March

Another Year in Lapland

In Finland it is common to have a dip in a hole cut into the lake, like this one, after the sauna. Have you done it?

April

Another Year in Lapland

Seeing the Northern Lights can be difficult, by being in Lapland a year the chances of seeing them were far more likely.

May

Another Year in Lapland

Tromsø, Norwary

Tromsø, my destination of 2015. Where was yours?

June

Another Year in Lapland

Yllasjarvi, Finland

July

Another Year in Lapland

One of the most idyllic cabins I have ever visited. Unfortunately it is only an empty shell, a prop left over from a movie. Visit my post A Cabin with a View to see more.

August

Another Year in Lapland

Nordcap, Norway

Another photograph from Norway, this time from the most Northern part. If you travelled by sea from here the next place you would reach would be the Arctic.

Read more about reindeer in my post Life of a Reindeer.

September

Another Year in Lapland

Kilpisjärvi, Finland

the 1,029m Saana fell towers over the small town of Kilpisjärvi in the Northern arm of Finland. See the 742 steps that lead to the top HERE.

October

Another Year in Lapland

Levi, Finland

November

Another Year in Lapland

December

Another Year in Lapland

Wandering reindeer are easy to spot but they never stay around too long.

For my other year in pictures visit my post HERE.