8 seasons: winter
It is said that in Lapland there are 8 seasons all together, because the changing of seasons is so dramatic and distinct from each other. The rhythm of life of the Sámi, “a people of eight seasons”, has been based on the yearly cycle in nature so the year always starts here from the spring when nature awakens again after a long winter. In addition to spring, summer, autumn and winter, we have also spring-summer (early summer), summer-autumn (late summer), autumn-winter (early winter) and spring-winter (late winter). Now we are in the middle of frosty winter time. The polar night has just ended and we are moving towards spring. The days are still cold with only a little of sun.
Find more info by visiting Siida – Sami Museum and Nature centre.