In English

The polar night arrives in December

The blue dusk of the polar night falls over Saariselkä at the beginning of December.

The sun goes down on the eve of Independence Day and it will not rise above the horizon again until the Epiphany.

This is what the color scheme often looks like at the time of polar night, in finnish we call it kaamos.

Even though the sun does not rise, the polar night does not mean complete darkness. The nature is enveloped by a blue dusk, which is created by the light of the moon, stars and Northern Lights, reflected by the snow. It is not pitch-dark like it is in the south, but it is actually possible to move outside at any time, day and night, without additional light.

Although the sun stays below the horizon, its rays reach Saariselkä. During clear weather, especially from the fells you can admire the gorgeous sky imbued in different hues of blue and red.

MAINOS - juttu jatkuu mainoksen jälkeen

MAINOS - mainos päättyy

Many people feel that the polar night is calming during the quiet time of the year.

Ilmoita asiavirheestä