Thursday was the day the winter actually started with a little soft snowfall. Waking up to friday was an entirely different moment as a small snowstorm hit the south coast. The whole day snowed and in the evening the landscape had turned from a bleak blackish autumn to a snowy winter wonderland of frozen water.
Saturday morning the weather cleared and it was a treat to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. The cold wind however had not yet departed so it was important to dress properly.
Running water does not obviously freeze easy so the rapids of river Vantaa where of course open. Ice had formed on the rocks though and there was snow everywhere.
Very few people had yet come outside, even though the weather was much nicer and it was bright. Only a couple of people were around either walking their dogs or photographing as well..
The storm had torn branches of the trees and this area was full of the small ones.
Icy sea and in the distance the new rapidly developed area of Kalasatama.
Lovely apartments built into an old factory.