So, if there’s no sun above the horizon they must have permanent night mustn't they?
Not so, “blue time” is like an extended early dawn and, even on the shortest day of the year, provides around four hours of decent light even as far north as Muonio (67°N). Additionally, the thick covering of snow that blankets absolutely everything, from forests, to frozen lakes and rivers reflects every bit of available light be it “Kaamos” or moonlight.
“Blue time” is like nothing you’ll ever experience here in the UK during our miserable winter months.
There’s precious decent daylight in this country in December and, compounded by wet and miserable rain or slush, we would far rather be enjoying the crisp, pristine snows that cover the glorious Lappish landscapes.
What would you rather be doing? Thumping the dashboard in frustration whilst stuck in another December traffic jam or completing a husky sled or snowmobile safari in the gathering darkness of a Polar night?