After four weeks of guiding in Northern Norway, it’s now time for some relaxing moments myself. This means I head back to the snow and enjoy the Arctic winter myself. Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, aurora hunting and, of course, taking many pictures. Now I finally have the time do stop and spent as much time as I want and do my own thing.
We chose northern Finland for this, away from boats, coastlines and into the taiga. The neverending forest that stretches from Scandinavia all through the continent to the eastern parts of Siberia. I’ve been to the taiga many times in summer, but never in winter. Not a lot of animals or birds, but the scenery is spectacular.
Snow-covered pine trees with deep snow on the ground and only now and then the tracks of a Snow Hare or some Siberian Jays searching for food. No matter what the weather is, it’s great here. The sun adds something, but also when it’s overcast, the white wonderland never stops to amaze.