One of our eight seasons – that’s right, eight, not four – is late summer. In Finnish we call it “syyskesä” which literally translates to autumnal summer. Days are getting short and evenings turn dark. The first northern lights appear already in August. Daytime weather is cool and at night the air can be chilly, even frosty. It’s blueberry harvest season – this super food of the Finnish nature is now ripe to be picked. Reindeer – Lapland’s native animal – can be seen roaming around the village. The “ruska season” is starting to paint the nature in a feast of autumn colors, and by late September winter will be on its way.
This is a perfect time to visit Kilpisjärvi and enjoy the great outdoors: Conquer the iconic Saana Fell, trek to the Three-Country Cairn, go on a guided fishing trip or biking tour and hike with Siberian huskies in our peaceful, pure nature. . .
Lake Kilpisjärvi starting to freeze over in October. View across the lake to Sweden and Norway.
Husky Sled Ride on the frozen Kilpisjärvi in November. Mr. Peni in the lead, with Talvikki, Tuisku, Kiara, Maya, Pyry and Sulo in his team.
Martti the Guide. Conquering Halti Fell with guests on the first of May, in sunny and mild spring weather.
The summit of Halti Fell
We are not exaggerating when we say that Kilpisjärvi enjoys the longest snow season in Lapland! We launched the Winter Safaris & Tours in November and we packed up the snowmobiles, the snowshoes and the dog sled in early May. And what a season it was: visitors from literally around the globe! As in previous years, the top two were Border Safari to the Three-Country Cairn of Finland, Norway and Sweden and the Husky Sled Ride. Heartfelt thank you to all our guests for having chosen the village of Kilpisjärvi and Safaris – The Lapland Connection! Stay tuned, next winter’s Safaris & Tours will be published soon. Meanwhile, plan a trip to Kilpisjärvi’s arctic summer and check out the best offers in the following: Day trip suggestions and Summer Safaris & Tours.
See you in Kilpisjärvi!