No doubt about it – winter has arrived in Kilpisjärvi! Thanks to our northern high-altitude location we get to enjoy winter earlier than most places in Lapland, and by now the ground is covered by a 20-cm blanket of snow and the temperature stays below 0 degrees Celsius. Lake Kilpisjärvi is in the process of forming its permanent solid ice cover, and we expect to launch the winter season on schedule in the beginning of December , if not earlier. Check out our our winter activities and book your holiday to Lapland’s winter wonderland!
Meanwhile we observe the signs of winter’s arrival on Autumn Nature Trail, we get acquainted with the history and culture of our village on a walking tour and chaise the Northern Lights which statistically appear in Kilpisjärvi more often than anywhere else in Lapland – welcome to Discover Kilpisjärvi Off-Season!
Assistant guide, Husky Sulo, on Autumn Nature Trail.
Trekking on Autumn Nature Trail. This 3-hour tour is offered during the Kilpisjärvi Off-Season Aurora In-Season program in October and November.
Picnic about to start on Autumn Nature Trail.
Aurora Borelias is a frequent visitor in Kilpisjärvi. The Northern Lights are in season already in October and November.
The landscape in October and November offers fantastic photo opportunities.
Autumn colors near Saana Fell
Trekking in Malla Nature Reserve
Kitsi Water Fall in Malla Nature Reserve is a legendary sight
View from the summit of Salmivaara Hill which is an easy trek from the heart of the village
Autumn is slowly turning to winter here in the arctic. We’ve had a gorgeous “Ruska”, the time of autumn colors, when nature celebrates the end of summer and starts preparing for the snow season. The season for Aurora Borelias is here again – it starts already in August when the nights get dark. The first snow paid us a brief visit some time ago, only to disappear again – but permanent snow cover is expected by November.
If all goes according to plans, we launch the winter activities in the beginning of December. In the meantime, check out what Kilpisjärvi is like in the “off-season” in October and November – you might find this to be the perfect time to visit the Top of Lapland! Please send us an e-mail to laplandconnection(at)gmail.com or give us a call and we’ll help you plan your trip.