Before we start praising our wonderful summer – which is just starting here in Kilpisjärvi – it’s time for the good news about next winter: Safaris & Tours for winter 2018-2019 are now published on our website and we are ready to accept bookings.
It’s early summer here (if you’re well versed in the seasonal changes of the arctic region of Kilpisjärvi, you know that we have eight seasons rather than four and that the real summer does not start until later in June), with daytime temperature between + 5 C and + 10 C (in the 40’s Fahrenheit). Next week we launch our summer programs: fishing (for your dinner!), river rafting (in Finland and in Sweden, during the same trip), terrain biking (by the Finnish-Norwegian border), hiking with our Siberian huskies, and exploring nature in our magnificent “fell country”.
The midnight sun keeps us company until July 24. After the sun sets the evenings start turning dark really fast, so by the end of August we usually have our first sightings of Aurora Borealis. And then, in the first part of September, it’s time for the autumn colors, nature’s grand festival before starting to prepare for winter. Our short and sweet summer should be on your bucket list!
Lake Kilpisjärvi and Saana
At the entrance to Malla Nature Reserve
View from the summit of Salmivaara
Lake Kilpisjärvi starting to freeze over in October. View across the lake to Sweden and Norway.
Husky Sled Ride on the frozen Kilpisjärvi in November. Mr. Peni in the lead, with Talvikki, Tuisku, Kiara, Maya, Pyry and Sulo in his team.
Martti the Guide. Conquering Halti Fell with guests on the first of May, in sunny and mild spring weather.
The summit of Halti Fell
We are not exaggerating when we say that Kilpisjärvi enjoys the longest snow season in Lapland! We launched the Winter Safaris & Tours in November and we packed up the snowmobiles, the snowshoes and the dog sled in early May. And what a season it was: visitors from literally around the globe! As in previous years, the top two were Border Safari to the Three-Country Cairn of Finland, Norway and Sweden and the Husky Sled Ride. Heartfelt thank you to all our guests for having chosen the village of Kilpisjärvi and Safaris – The Lapland Connection! Stay tuned, next winter’s Safaris & Tours will be published soon. Meanwhile, plan a trip to Kilpisjärvi’s arctic summer and check out the best offers in the following: Day trip suggestions and Summer Safaris & Tours.
See you in Kilpisjärvi!