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Here Comes The Sun

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There’s a bit of a myth perpetuated that it is pitch black north of the Arctic Circle for about six months every year. The truth is that, while the Sun does drop below the horizon for a while (how long depends on how far north you are), there is still residual light.

If you are somewhere like Nellim, Inari or Saariselkä in Finnish Lapland then even on the shortest day of the year, you will witness around 3 to 4 hours of what the locals called “Blue Time”. Blue time is neither day nor night. It’s a kind of ethereal bluey-grey time and really rather atmospheric.

Regardless, the locals are always happy to see the Sun reappear above the horizon albeit very briefly. In the fells above Saariselkä, the Sun returned to the skies yesterday and our photographer, Matt Robinson, and quite a few others (including one seemingly unimpressed canine) were there to see it.

Here are a few of Matt’s photographs…….quite something huh?

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Above: The Sun rises over the Ski slopes of Saariselkä in Finnish Lapland


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Above: A dog and its owner watch the Sun reappear over Saariselkä

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Above: Two people chat as the Sun rises over Saariselkä, Finnish Lapland


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Above: The Sun covers the trees of Saariselkä in its warm glow.


View our holidays to Finland here

Image Credits: Matt Robinson & The Aurora Zone
Read 2665 times Last modified on Tuesday, 27 March 2018

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