Before we start praising our wonderful summer – which is just starting here in Kilpisjärvi – it’s time for the good news about next winter: Safaris & Tours for winter 2018-2019 are now published on our website and we are ready to accept bookings.
It’s early summer here (if you’re well versed in the seasonal changes of the arctic region of Kilpisjärvi, you know that we have eight seasons rather than four and that the real summer does not start until later in June), with daytime temperature between + 5 C and + 10 C (in the 40’s Fahrenheit). Next week we launch our summer programs: fishing (for your dinner!), river rafting (in Finland and in Sweden, during the same trip), terrain biking (by the Finnish-Norwegian border), hiking with our Siberian huskies, and exploring nature in our magnificent “fell country”.
The midnight sun keeps us company until July 24. After the sun sets the evenings start turning dark really fast, so by the end of August we usually have our first sightings of Aurora Borealis. And then, in the first part of September, it’s time for the autumn colors, nature’s grand festival before starting to prepare for winter. Our short and sweet summer should be on your bucket list!
Lake Kilpisjärvi and Saana
At the entrance to Malla Nature Reserve
View from the summit of Salmivaara
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!