Polar night – in Finnish "kaamos" – refers to the dark period when the sun does not rise above the horizon. The full phenomenon occurs within the bounds of the Earth's polar circles, yet more southern cities will also experience barely a glimmer during coming months.
Lapland’s polar night is starting this week, with Nuorgam the first town in Finland to experience the darkness. The sun went down on the town on Tuesday, and will not rise again until 17 January.
The town is located on the Norwegian border, and is the northernmost point of Finland, and therefore also the northernmost part of the European Union.
It's also cloudy all the time