The sun set today at 12:41 PM and will rise again on January 11. Darkness for a month and a half! Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Yet, for most of us locals the polar night period – which is called Kaamos in Finnish – is actually a favorite: it’s a time of peace and quiet and incredible natural beauty, with a blanket of fresh snow on the ground. The sun hovers just below the horizon, creating awesome colors for us to enjoy during the daytime, and at night the aurora is often dancing across the sky for our pleasure.
More and more visitors have discovered Kilpisjärvi in the “off-season” of October and November and spent a few days here in search of northern lights and arctic nature. Here a few impressions of the past couple of months.
The winter season was launched last Sunday and will continue until early May. Check out our winter programs!