Summer Memories

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.

On the beach

Midsummer Eve, June 23, on the shore of Lake Kilpisjärvi. The lake had just freed itself from ice . Midsummer marks the beginning of summer.

Martti with guest conquering Halti Fell

Halti is the highest peak in Finland, and conquering the summit is the dream of many visitors.

Sinikka with Husky Peni

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!

Categories: Activities, Guiding, Summer

Arctic summer. . . is almost here. . .

As surprising as it may sound to the visitor planning a summer trip to Kilpisjärvi, to us locals it’s business as usual:  summer arrives mid- to late June.  Sometimes as early as in the last days of May, occasionally as late as in early July.  Today on the 19th of June Lake Kilpisjärvi is still mostly frozen, the daytime temperature hovers around + 10 C, the arctic birches are turning green.  River rafting and boat trips have to wait until the lake lets go of its ice cover.  Meanwhile, we are trekking and observing the signs of summer’s arrival.  If you need a guide to accompany you on a nature trail or a cultural tour around the village, give us a call!  See you in Kilpisjärvi!


Categories: Activities, Guiding, Summer

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