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Originally posted by Raud
Well, living in more or less arctic conditions myself I can tell you from experience that the cold is not a big issue but the darkness sure is!
During the winter, when the sun hardly gets above the horizon for months on end...man, it wears you down mentally and physically.
And the air gets really dry in winter so make sure always to have lip balm in your pocket and skin conditioner at home. I get so dry in winter the skin cracks on my hands and I start to bleed from it!
Also if you have frequent problems with your airways (throat and lungs) you might want to reconsider leaving the warm breeze from the gulf.
The summers, however short, are amazing though! Light all day and all night, makes people go crazy
Besides, only tough guys live up north. Great way to walk the talk!