Saturday, December 03, 2005

Kaamos!
Polar Night!

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Kaamos is a Finnish word meaning the period of winter darkness in Lapland. The polar night is the night lasting more than 24 hours, usually inside the polar circles.

Eight days ago was the beginning of Kaamos in Utsjoki.

Utsjoki is located in Lapland and it is the northernmost municipality of Finland. In the next three months this polar night will reach the arctic circle.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

We will have people living in the night during three months.