Dreaming of a white Christmas
Average daytime temperatures in Lund (°C)
|Winter scenery in Suomenlinna, Finland|
And that's just the average... it could be higher, it could be lower! PLUS it's daytime temperatures... just imagine how cold it would get at night... eek!
I must admit I was initially put off by the cold weather but then, it's all part of the experience :) I dream about seeing the Northern Lights...
|Northern lights in Finnish winter|
Known in Finnish as revontulet (lit. "fires of the fox"), the indigenous Sami of Lapland believed the Northern Lights were caused by a mythical fox that ran across the night sky, lighting it up with sparks from its tail.
Note: all photos are from Flickr (Visit Finland). Visit Finland: The Insider's Guide is the most beautiful booklet I've seen for tourism purposes. It has clearly worked on me! Here's a cute quote taken from the guide itself:
"When I saw Aurora Borealis for the first time, during a visit in Lapland, I asked my dad if God was in a nightclub. I was seven years old and had just a little clue what a nightclub was."
|Colourful Aurora Borealis in Finland|