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Sunrise at Riisitunturi National Park | by hanneketravels
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Sunrise at Riisitunturi National Park

This panorama was taken about an hour before sunrise on a cold January morning in Riisitunturi National Park in Finnish Lapland. A fantastic place, a true winter fairytale with the trees heavily loaded with snow and rime (a phenomenon called tykky in Finnish). The days are very short at this time of year, and the low angle of the sun creates fantastic colours in the sky, especially just before sunrise and after sunset.


Read the whole story of our trip, with many pictures, here:

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Taken on January 14, 2014