Spring has – once again – come with a bang, and has left us wondering what just happened. The whole of Lapland was covered with a thick layer of frozen water from October until May, but when the warm rays of sun started melting the snow, all of this excess water had to find a place to go.
This year the snow load was heavy, and the spring floods were bountyful. Luckily there was no rain fall during the melting period, and the water levels remained just under the critical limit. Just a few blocked roads, wet sheds and gorgeous picture opportunities.
Flood-time is a great time to meet other locals. People drive back and forth to the affected areas (sometimes several times per day) just to see how much the water level has risen and to chat about how this is surely/definitely not going to be the flood of a decade/century. Who says that life in Lapland is boring!