Kellostapuli fell

Äkäslompolo, Lapland in December

Kellostapuli fell

A day before 24th of Dec., Jouluaatto for Finnish is nice and snowy in Äkäslompolo, Lapland. Luckily escaped the wet and rainy southern Finland where winter has not really arrived. 175 km of ski tracks open, 38 km of them are lighted.

Ski tracks in Äkäslompolo

The sun does not really rise for a few days at all, the blue lightness of the day last only a couple of hours. To ski on tracks that are not lit one has to plan to go between 10 am and 2:30 pm.

Trees in Pallas-Yllästunturi national park

The well maintained ski tracks go beside the Pallas-Yllästunturi national park. The weather is perfect, about -7C degrees.

Midday light

The Kellostapuli fell is close by.

At Kesänginkeidas ski cafe

There are some skiers but one really can not talk about a busy route. Kesänginkeidas ski cafe and other ski cafes open for a few hours a day.

Beautiful skiing route

Beautiful, blue moments of the day.

Dipper (cinclus cinclus) on river Kesänki

The dipper on Kesänki river can be spotted by the ski track.

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3 thoughts on “Äkäslompolo, Lapland in December”

  1. I love the picture where you are standing between the trees. It is a breathtaking forest, one must find it very calming to stand in between those trees.

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