Spending the turn of the year at the 70th degree of latitude far north of the Arctic Circle guarantees a high memory value. The sun no longer appears over the horizon and the area only brightens up during midday. Already in the early afternoon the rising darkness swiftly swallows the valleys between the mountains of the Lyngenfjord Alps and then covers the snow-covered peaks for a short time with golden-red hues. The lighting atmosphere at the beginning of the blue hour is terrific and creates many fantastic photo opportunities.
The heavy snowfall has turned the roads by the Lyngenfjord into ice slopes and we are happy to have studded winter tires and a four-wheel drive car.
Our friendly landlord has made sure that we find a Christmas atmosphere in our rented house and the funny little Santa Claus at the front door watches over us during the long polar nights.