Finland has approximately 187.000 lakes. These photos of winter Finland show what a Finnish lake looks like and how it changes during the snow season.
All Finnish lakes normally get an ice cover and later in the winter snow falls on the ice. This makes Finnish lakes a perfect place for all kinds of winter activities from skiing and skating to kick sledding and kiteboarding.
As you know the nature is the best of artists. Look at my 25 nature photos and enjoy the winter in Finland! The photos are taken on Lake Näsijärvi close to Tampere, Western Finland.
Winter Finland: the Ice
The lake is getting its ice cover.
The lakeshore is decorated with ice flowers and ice.
White ice flowers spread all over the lake.
Nature makes ice sculptures on the dark rocks.
More and more ice is gathering on the rocky lakeshore.
The nature decorates the dry meadow flowers.
Time to go skiing on the frozen lake!
No boats in sight today.
Just snow and ice.
You are not alone on the lake. Can you see two skiers?
The ice has pushed against the lakeshore.
The shore is full of ice sculptures.
Winter sun sometimes looks dramatic.
All plants are getting a winter look.
Ice sometimes looks like glass.
A huge flower of ice, made by the nature.
Clouds over the lake are turning grey.
Winter sun sets early.
The sun gives ice flowers a purple shade.
The garden has a winter look.
Melting water freezes and forms icicles.
Pink ice flowers cover the wooden pier.
Will it soon be spring?
End of the Winter
Then comes the spring and ice turns to ice floats.
The ice gets black and melts away. Goodbye ice, see you next winter!
This is what a normal winter in Finland looks like and what we are used to having, in all parts of the country.
However it looks like the climate is getting warmer even in Finland and a good ice cover on lakes is no more guaranteed. So before entering a lake in the winter you should always check the conditions.
For more information on Finland travel check out the Official Travel Guide of Finland.
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