Winter isn’t just a single season in Finland – it’s many seasons, starting from November and lasting until early May in the northernmost parts of the country. As there is snow on the ground for half the year and the mood and light vary countless times during this period, it’s impossible to experience all aspects of Finnish winter during a short visit.
With the #PolarNightMagic campaign five explorers from around the globe got an opportunity of a lifetime to adventure around Finnish Lapland for 100 days. Here are twelve photographs from their journey.
So far, one of the most memorable experiences for the explorers has been witnessing and photographing the Northern Lights.
‘Eek!’ ‘No way!’ ‘You Finns are nuts!’ These tend to be the first unenthusiastic reactions of travelers faced with the prospect of a dip in an icy lake. Believe it or not, swimming in a hole in the ice really does you the world of good.