A nice place for hiking in the summertime or dog sledding in the wintertime. In the region around Äkäsmilly and Äkäskero you can enjoy all the many facets of winter in the far north. From the end of November snow is guaranteed and you can experience the weeks of ‘polar night’. During this time it is not completely dark – even at Christmas, with the shortest hours of daylight – for about 6 hours a day it is still possible to go about your usual activities without needing a head torch.
The arctic winter usually begins middle of January: temperatures drop well below freezing point, the sun appears on the horizon like a glowing ball of fire, the northern lights (aurora borealis) and an unbelievably large moon – everything is like in a fairy-tale – fascinating events which should not be missed.
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