Christmas is the heart of winter

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During January and February, there is almost always snow in northern and eastern Finland. The snow season in northern Finland begins in November and lasts at least until May. In the inland regions of southern and central Finland, the first snow falls at the beginning of December and melts during late March and April.

Northernmost Finland is above the Arctic Circle, so the sun does not rise for about a month during the winter. It’s not completely dark – there are a few hours of twilight around noon. This polar night is called ‘kaamos’ in Finnish; it sounds a bit like ‘calm us’.

If you feel like doing some fun winter activities, you should definitely count these in:
 
Toboggan slides are a great way to have fun and enjoy your time when the winter comes just choose a nice snowy hill and slide it down over and over.
 
Ice-Skating is definitely one of the most thrilling ways to enjoy the cold. You can go for some of natural calm on the icy sea or skate in the middle of the city at the ice-skating rinks.
 
Skiing is part of the Finnish culture in Finland. It is suitable for everybody and very good and healthy for the body and mind, with beautiful winter scenery serving as an inspiring backdrop.
Author:
Minttu Alén