The winter starts in the beginning of December and lasts until the end of February. Thereafter the early spring starts when the sun is warming the days. The depth of snow may vary from year to year but still, despite the change of climate, the supply is good. During some periods the temperature may be as low as -40 degrees Celsius, and just to be outside at that time is an incredible experience. Normally the temperature stays between -5 and -20 degrees. When it is cold the sky is often cloudless and there is a possibility to see a beautiful and fascinating northern light. Even though it is dark there is a fantastic light from the moon when it is full moon.
To go out with skis or snowmobile to a shelter somewhere, make a fire, cook some food and coffee and just listen to the silence and inhale the smell of cold and snow is an incredible experience. The animal life consists of elks and reindeers that move around, black grouses, grouses, and other birds which are sitting in the snow-covered trees. Animals like hare and fox also leave many tracks behind.
For the one looking for stillness, peace and silence, this is the best time.