Finland Has Trees That Actually Freeze Due To The Cold Weather

by Angel Merchant
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In early 2019, the United Nations named Finland the happiest country in the world. This country, twice the size of Britan, has a meagre population of 5.6 million people. Great Britan on the other hand, is home to over 65 million. As a result, there are a lot of places in Finland that are short on the supply of humans, hence, making the country unpolluted and pristine. The beautiful stretch of land is home to over 180,000 picturesque lakes. There are also over 20 million hectares of coniferous woodlands, which account for 75 percent of the entire country. This is the most forest covered country in Europe!

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The Northern part of Finland is mostly covered by the Boreal forest, the largest territorial biome in the world. This forest freezes for about 6 months of the year, and when it does, it’s absolutely divine.

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The forest trees actually freeze. The woodland is saturated with what could only be decried as large ice sculpture looking trees. The long towering pieces of ice, plastered against the backdrop of blankets of white, makes for perfect aesthetics. The forest looks and feels alive as you walk through. The hauntingly beautiful sight is breathtaking, to say the least. All shrubs, rocks, and trees become enveloped in pure white. The temperatures drop between -15 to -40 degrees Celsius. The figures of snow have passed as all sorts of things to viewers. Sometimes, they look like a plethora of snowmen scattered all over the forest. Other times they look like people or ice sculptures. The eerie, yet dazzling sight is unique to Finland forests.

When the trees freeze, they turn into different shapes and sizes. The first become lively in the day, where the short span of sun time, makes the snow glisten. The plethora of tree shapes, allow for a forest full of long, wide, tall, upside down, curly, and circular shapes.

A place you can check this winter wonderland out, is the Riisitunturi National Park. This spot is famous for its aesthetic winter sceneries. There is a beautiful hike that can be in the Finnish park. There are huts scattered around the open wilderness, where you can stay safe, and at the same time, enjoy the natural beauty. The park is about 60 km away from the closest airport, Kussamo airport.

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How Do The Trees Freeze?

The outdoor park of ice sculptures is unique to the north of Finland. People and tourists from all around the world come to marvel at the sight. How are these natural wonders formed? The North of Finland surprisingly, has quite a lot of humidity. The air around is wet and dense. Moisture can be felt constantly in all seasons. This humidity in the air, means that there are many water droplets up in the atmosphere. When these water droplets, during sub zero temperatures, come into contact with the trees, they freeze. And thats how the trees become covered with snow and ice. Due to the excess humidity and water moisture in the air, all the trees become covered with it, hence, the ice sculpture looking trees.

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