Autumn colors near Saana Fell
Trekking in Malla Nature Reserve
Kitsi Water Fall in Malla Nature Reserve is a legendary sight
View from the summit of Salmivaara Hill which is an easy trek from the heart of the village
Autumn is slowly turning to winter here in the arctic. We’ve had a gorgeous “Ruska”, the time of autumn colors, when nature celebrates the end of summer and starts preparing for the snow season. The season for Aurora Borelias is here again – it starts already in August when the nights get dark. The first snow paid us a brief visit some time ago, only to disappear again – but permanent snow cover is expected by November.
If all goes according to plans, we launch the winter activities in the beginning of December. In the meantime, check out what Kilpisjärvi is like in the “off-season” in October and November – you might find this to be the perfect time to visit the Top of Lapland! Please send us an e-mail to laplandconnection(at)gmail.com or give us a call and we’ll help you plan your trip.
Arctic summer is short and beautiful beyond description. Now we are eagerly waiting for “Ruska”, nature’s autumn color festival. It’s different every year and there is no way of knowing how flamboyant the colors turn out to be. One thing is for sure, though: every year Ruska attracts lots of visitors here to Kilpisjärvi, mostly Finns but in recent years more and more from foreign countries. We’ll take them hiking to Malla Nature Reserve, to visit the Three-Country Cairn and to conquer Saana Fell. More information about these popular day trips can be found here.
Midsummer Eve, June 23, on the shore of Lake Kilpisjärvi. The lake had just freed itself from ice . Midsummer marks the beginning of summer.
Halti is the highest peak in Finland, and conquering the summit is the dream of many visitors.
Huskies enjoy summer, too! Daily walks, kick-bike runs and swimming are their favorite summer hobbies.
Guided fishing trips, river rafting and terrain biking trips will be carried out until late September. Check them out here: Safaris & Tours in Kilpisjärvi Summer & Autumn 2017
See you in Kilpisjärvi!