The Arctic Summer is fickle. One minute it is blistering heat from 24/7 sunshine, but then it suddenly turns, plunging the landscape back into the tempest and returning the temperatures back to a pleasant level. The storms can be quite something too. Last week, this storm lashed through the Kilpis valley, hammering the site with sleet and rain and howling winds.
A wall of rain. Prepare to be soaked! (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)
Rain pounding down on the HBA tiles. The bicycle is going
nowhere for now. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)
Thankfully, we didn't have this on the day of the official opening!