If cold weather frightens you, then you may never experience the soft glow of a winter in the north. Being here throughout the winter means I have never seen so many sunrises and sunsets, and the little light the country gets is savoured and soaked up, like a precious gift. Awaken all senses by listening to the dampened sound of your steps in the snow, and smell the fresh air and the trees and the sea. My advice: make the most of the day by being outside (bundle up with wool and felt or high tech cold weather gear) aternated by hearty meals, hot choco or glöggi. And sleep in.