Finland is enveloped in a Siberian deep freeze this week, with even the warmest parts of the country experiencing temperatures of around -20 degrees Celsius. The coldest areas of Lapland are approaching -40 degrees.
The lowest temperature recorded so far this winter was seen in Pokka, Kittilä, where the mercury hit -38.2 degrees. That may well be beaten before this cold snap ends.
Southern regions of Finland are also shivering through the Epiphany holiday, with temperatures down to between -20 and -25, while in the centre of the country things are colder at up to -30 degrees.
This spell of cold conditions is expected to continue on Thursday, and for most parts of the country into Friday.