If you’ve ever felt like you needed some peace and quiet, I know where you should go.
There’s a place where the land is covered in thick blankets of white snow and there’s no sound in the air, no rush hour, no stress about looking your best.
You’ll be covered in layer upon layer of your warmest clothes and all anyone will be able to see of you will be your eyes and nose.
The chill of minus 30 degrees Celsius is shocking but afterwards, secured indoors in warmth, you’ll feel refreshed.
The cold will make you feel like you need to eat something warm or maybe have a hot cup of tea, just to hold it in your hands, while you reflect on how slowly you moved that day, and how much you liked this new pace.
It’ll get dark early in the afternoon and you’ll feel disoriented, adding to the exotic feel of being somewhere arctic.
You know that I’m talking about winter in Finnish Lapland, right?
The photos are from my trip to Kittilä in January, 2014.