Nothing is more miserable than Finnish November. Here in Central Finland (many people consider this northern because majority lives in south), sun rises in November after 8am and it sets already before 4pm. and everything is dark as there's no snow. December is already better as there's snow, and short day almost belongs to Finnish X-mas. And you don't care about darkness in january because of AO. And in February you already see the day is longer. And already now the night is longer than day, well that's the case in whole Northern hemisphere. But it's so cold, I'd rather be e.g. at Mediterranean now.
But Finnish summer is so great, in late June it's quite bright all night long, even if sun actually setted. And in late July it's dark only about 2 or 3 hours.
I read during winter Finish/Swedish/Norwegian people drink more not sure if true
Yh gonna get even more depressing when it starts getting dark at 3:45 pm
The hard times are coming... going to work in the dark, coming from work in the dark.
For the moment, still beautiful weather, still a few degrees above normal temps, the leaves are just starting to change. But for me, hell with transportation: the roads around work are under massive construction, and our parking lot is getting revamped, so 6 weeks parking in thew street. Who knew it takes 6 weeks to repair a drain and redo the asphalt of a 30 spot parking lot?