Utsjoki village in Finland's far north Lapland recorded its hottest day since 1914 on Monday.
  • Lapland, in Finland's far north, hit 34 degrees Celsius on Monday, the highest since 1914.
  • In Saltdal, a county near the Arctic Circle in Norway, the mercury hit 33 degrees Celsius, the highest this year.
  • North America also experienced a heatwave this year, with temperatures exceeding 49 degrees Celsius.
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Nordic countries saw record-breaking temperatures this week, with the mercury hitting 34 degrees Celsius in some parts of the region.

Finland's Meteorological Institute tweeted on Monday that a record of 92.3 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded at Kevo Observatory, which is located in Finland's far north Lapland.

Lapland, famous for being where Santa Claus lives, is covered in snow most parts of the year.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Lapland was 35 degrees Celsius in 1914.

Finland's northernmost region has been seeing weeks of high temperatures, according to Helsinki Times. And that's in a place where temperatures during summer months typically range from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius.

Saltdal, a county near the Arctic Circle in Norway, also saw its temperature hit an all-year high of 34 degrees Celsius.

Norway's Saltdal county, which is located near the Arctic Circle, recorded a high of 34 degrees Celsius on Sunday - the highest recorded temperature in the country this year.

Summers in Sweden are usually moderate, with temperatures of between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. But this June saw Sweden record its third-hottest month on record.

This past June was Sweden's third-hottest month on record, according to a Guardian report.

The high temperatures in Nordic countries follow a heatwave that swept across North America, where parts of the Northwest hit a record high of over 49 degrees Celsius.

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