Christmas in Lofoten

The Winter solstice took place yesterday. It's when people who live in the northern hemisphere experience the longest night and shortest day of the year. In the Lofoten Islands in the far north of Norway only a few hours of daylight arrive, sometimes hardly enough to count as a day at all, and this will be the way of things for the next few months. But that doesn't stop islanders from getting into the festive spirit. See for yourself in this charming video showing the wonderful colours and sounds of Christmas in the high north.

Photograph by Johnny Myreng Henriksen used under a Creative Commons licence (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).