As the closing days of September provided some rather warm weather in the UK, the picture across Northern Europe was somewhat different with the first snow arriving in Swedish and Finnish Lapland on the 20th of the month.
Kiruna, in northern Sweden, often feels the winter chill earlier than the rest of the country and snow in September is certainly not unheard of. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the town was a bone chilling -49 degrees so there’s a way to go before the records (dating back to 1966) are challenged!
Meanwhile in Finland it was Muonio and Kittilä which were hit with the white stuff. And with more snow forecast over the coming days, things are looking great for winter activity holidays in Lapland.