In January, Lapland says goodbye to ’kaamos’, a.k.a. the polar night.
The name refers to the time when the sun does not rise at all above the horizon. This phenomenon occurs at higher latitudes in the Earth’s Polar regions. The closer you get to the Pole, the sooner the polar night begins and the longer it lasts. In Finland, the polar night may last from two days to a couple of months. You might think you don’t miss the sun, but it’s such a great feeling when it starts to shine again after so long below the horizon!