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Enchanting Photos Capture the Natural Beauty of Winter in Finland

Yuichi Yokota Finnish Winter Finland Northern Lights

Nestled in the snowy mountains and set under the shimmering Northern Lights, Lapland, Finland, is renowned for its jaw-dropping scenery and striking natural beauty. Eager to experience an enchanting Finnish winter, Tokyo-based photographer Yuichi Yokota spent 3 months in the dreamy region, where he snapped surreal photos while living like a local.

In his series of photographs, Yokota gives his viewers a glimpse into the wonder and awe of the Finnish Lapland. To fully capture the depth of his experiences, he photographed a wealth of subjects, paying equal attention to Mother Nature's majesty and to the region's own charming details. From vast, starry skies and mighty waterfalls to simple stacks of textured firewood and a steaming metal tea kettle, the diverse collection of snapshots illustrates all aspects of Lapland life.

The beautiful photos also document the artist's personal experiences exploring the splendid site, which he describes as nothing short of a winter wonderland. “Extreme temperatures, snow-covered landscapes, auroras borealis, journeys in sled with huskies and ice climbing – all that characterizes a freezing winter season and warm and poetic moments offered by nature,” he shared with us in an email.

You can see more magical photographs from Yokota's winter in Finland on his website, and keep up with all of his aesthetic adventures on Instagram.

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Yuichi Yokota.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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