Photographer of the Month: December 2017
Juho Uutela: From the steep mountains of Himalaya to Lapland wilderness
Let’s make Lapland sparkle with snow lanterns! Come and build a snow lantern, by yourself or with locals, and share it on social media with hashtags #snowlantern #laplandfinland.
The snow lantern (Lumilyhty in Finnish) is the symbol of Lapland hospitality and No Ordinary Welcome. A welcoming twinkle of light in the mystical darkness.
Transcending language and culture, these beautiful sculptures represent the warm heart of the local people and the contrasts to be found in Lapland in winter. Dark outside – light inside, cold outside – warm inside, this symbol is part of Finnish culture and an authentic winter tradition. Almost every Finn have done those, and many do it every year to celebrate the first snow.
Together we can light up the whole of Lapland with snow lanterns. We would love for you to share photos of where you’ve built snow lanterns and share your warm memories attached to it. Use the hashtags #snowlantern and #laplandfinland and check out our wall of warm memories.