When the South of Russia has a Black Sea which is being pounded by stronger storms later, the White Sea is pretty calm. In fact it is always calm in winter as it is covered with ice. The White Sea basically is a full time sea, with salt water, with white sand beaches, sea animals and sea fishes but unlike all other southern seas it gets fully covered by ice in winter. People lived there for thousands of years enjoying the sea hunt and fishing. You still can find historically untouched architecture and get a clue how people lived here five hundred years ago.