beyond the Artic Circle
Polar night is a dark twin of the
Midnight sun; it is a winter period when
the sun never rises and never sets.
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Polar nights happen only inside the Polar Circles.
24 hours of black and blue.

Tankavaara Gold Village / Tankavaaran Kultakylä
In the Finnish Lapland the polar night
starts around the winter solstice -
December 21 - and ends with the last
days of January.
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The last hours of daylight paint
everything blue, which is a truly
mesmerising experience.
Especially when accompanied by crispy
cold air and glaring snow.
On a clear day you
might try your luck
and go Aurora
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and even catch it!
When put into a song, the experience
of a Polar night in the Finnish
Lapland feels like a soundtrack to the
Snowman (1982).
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We're walking in the air
We're floating in the moonlit sky
The people far below are sleeping as we

I'm holding very tight
I'm riding in the midnight blue
I'm finding I can fly so high above with

On across the world
The villages go by like dreams
The rivers and the hills, the forests and
the streams

Children gaze open mouthed
Taken by surprise
Nobody down below believes their eyes

We're surfing in the air
We're swimming in the frozen sky
We're drifting over icy mountains
floating by
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Thanks for reading!

Camera: iPhone 11 Pro Max


A white-collar nomad 🌒 Chased by the inner dark she is chasing the distant light

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