Kilpisjärvi got its first official snowfall on September 25. Not a moment too soon in our opinion! We love winter, our Siberian huskies love winter, and our customers love winter! We are busily preparing for the winter season which will be launched in November, as soon as the weather conditions allow us to do so. Stay tuned!
Our Siberian husky team earned us a place among Top 10 Husky Dog Blogs on the web. Thank you so much Feedspot – this was a big surprise and our team sends you and your panelists the best regards from Lapland!
In addition to getting us international fame, our husky family has kept busy with the addition of two puppies, Nalle and Nekku , who were born on August 10. The little boys are growing fast and will start their sled dog training during the winter months. Check out our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram for photos and videos of our husky family and our life here in the arctic.
Our Safaris & Tours feature a collection of guided activities designed to offer you the best of Lapland’s winter: dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoe trekking, ice fishing, picnic around open fire, chasing the northern lights. The village of Kilpisjärvi with its one hundred permanent residents is a one-of-a-kind arctic destination – still small, still off the beaten track, boasting the most amazing landscapes in all Lapland. If you wish to experience winter in Kilpisjärvi, please send us an e-mail with your request or fill the Booking Request Form – we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
“Rostock Rotates” visited us last January and shared with us this video of the Husky Sled Ride which is without doubt our most popular tour. Check it out and enjoy the ride!
One of our eight seasons – that’s right, eight, not four – is late summer. In Finnish we call it “syyskesä” which literally translates to autumnal summer. Days are getting short and evenings turn dark. The first northern lights appear already in August. Daytime weather is cool and at night the air can be chilly, even frosty. It’s blueberry harvest season – this super food of the Finnish nature is now ripe to be picked. Reindeer – Lapland’s native animal – can be seen roaming around the village. The “ruska season” is starting to paint the nature in a feast of autumn colors, and by late September winter will be on its way.
This is a perfect time to visit Kilpisjärvi and enjoy the great outdoors: Conquer the iconic Saana Fell, trek to the Three-Country Cairn, go on a guided fishing trip or biking tour and hike with Siberian huskies in our peaceful, pure nature. . .
A rare “heat wave” is washing over the arctic and here in Kilpisjärvi we’ve been pampered with unusually warm temperatures for a couple of weeks now – +20 C / 68 F is quite warm for us! The nightless nights have been the source of plenty of sun and light, enough to last us for the long winter ahead. The sun will set tomorrow, on July 24, for the first time in two months.
We and the huskies are on summer holiday, enjoying every moment – but already missing winter! If you, too, are missing winter, check out our guided winter activities “Safaris & Tours”. And book your Kilpisjärvi winter holiday now!
Martti and Husky Peni
Husky Maya on the shore of Lake Kilpisjärvi
Husky Talvikki on a boat trip
Husky Tuisku on a summer hike
Husky Sulo enjoying a cooling break in the meadow
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