We never get tired of them, and nor do our visitors, judging by their comments. The polar night lasts from late November until mid-January – and while we have little daylight as the sun does not come up above the horizon, the beauty of those daylight moments more than makes up for the lack of it.
Summer in Kilpisjärvi is short but sweet. The best time to visit starts after mid-June when the lake sheds its ice cover and the birches slowly turn green. The nightless night continues until the latter part of July. August brings the cloudberry season and September is the time for what we call “ruska”, the autumn foliage in a colorful feast. Our husky puppies enjoyed their first summer and so did we!
We’ve had some busy times lately, with two new family members in our household: Maya gave birth to two beautiful puppy girls on March 21. Next winter they’ll join the husky team as sled dogs!