What happens during dark days in Scandinavia? From late fall to winter, very little to no daylight at all falls on many cities in Scandinavia, particularly north of the arctic circle.
How does this affect activities availability and operating hours? While I intend to be there mostly so that I can watch the Northern Lights, it would be good to know what else would be available should there be clouds or low aurora activity.
Are ski hills still operating and snow-shoeing or similar activities still available for rental equipment and using lifts or equivalent? What about other activities?
Are restaurants and drinking establishments likely to remain open normal hours during that time of the year?