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The forest where the trees look like pinnacles of snow (Riisitunturi, Finland)

In the middle of winter, in the Riisitunturi National Parkin Finland, temperatures can regularly hover around 30°C below zero. The amount of accumulated snow is “inordinate”, to the point that the trees are only resigned to becoming a kind of “pinnacle” of snow. The landscape of a forest of snow-capped trees turned into white pinnacles is inaccessible, but majestic.

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The Riisitunturi National Park is located in Posio, Finnish Lapland, in an area of ​​mountains and swamps, although not with very high peaks. It is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes in Finland:

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The phenomenon of accumulation of frozen snow on trees is known as tikkyand it happens in other parts of Finland or forests in areas near the Arctic.

See more info about Riisitunturi on Wikipedia

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