August brought us darkening evenings and the first glimpse of the Northern Lights. Now in early September we are enjoying the “ruska” period, the autumn foliage, which paints our nature in a feast of colors. And before we know it, winter will settle in again here in Kilpisjärvi.
Our region enjoys the privilege of having the longest winter in Finland – and the most frequently appearing Aurora Borealis. Furthermore, we are still a rather unknown and therefore peaceful destination so chances are that you do not need to mingle in large crowds when you choose Kilpisjärvi for your winter holiday.
VAnd what can you do here in winter? Check out the Visit Kilpisjärvi Guided Winter Experiences for snow fun with Siberian huskies, snowshoes, snowmobiles, ice fishing and more. You can send us a booking request or buy your choice of experiences in our webshop.
We love summer and we love autumn – and so do our Siberian huskies. Three of them – Talvikki, Tuisku and Pyry – are featured in these two Instagram posts. You can meet our huskies on a hike now in autumn or on a sled ride in winter. Check out our summer & autumn programs and winter programs for more info!
It snowed yesterday here in Kilpisjärvi! An occasional snow flurry in summer is a not so unusual in the Arctic – but for the holiday maker who comes here unprepared it can come as a suprise. It’s good to know that the average daytime temperature in July – which is the warmest month of the year – is +11 C (52 F). Our cool temperatures are perfect for hiking and enjoying our magnificent nature! Bear in mind: “There’s no such a thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing!”
A propos hiking – how would you like to join our Siberian huskies for a scenic hike in the vicinity of our village? Or conquer Mt. Saana and hike to the Three-Country Cairn and across Malla Nature Reserve in the company of an experienced wilderness guide? Check out our guided summer activities and the best day trips in Kilpisjärvi.