Arctic summer. . . is almost here

As surprising as it may sound to the visitor planning a summer trip to Kilpisjärvi, to us locals it’s business as usual:  summer arrives mid- to late June.  Sometimes as early as in the last days of May, occasionally as late as in early July.  Today on the 19th of June Lake Kilpisjärvi is still mostly frozen, the daytime temperature hovers around + 10 C, the arctic birches are turning green.  River rafting and boat trips have to wait until the lake lets go of its ice cover.  Meanwhile, we are trekking and observing the signs of summer’s arrival.  If you need a guide to accompany you on a nature trail or a cultural tour around the village, give us a call!  See you in Kilpisjärvi!

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