Winter

Heading Into Arctic Winter!

PUPPIES

Kilpisjärvi got its first official snowfall on September 25.  Not a moment too soon in our opinion!  We love winter, our Siberian huskies love winter, and our customers love winter!  We are busily preparing for the winter season which will be launched in November, as soon as the weather conditions allow us to do so.  Stay tuned!

Our Siberian husky team earned us a place among Top 10 Husky Dog Blogs on the web.  Thank you so much Feedspot – this was a big surprise and our team sends you and your panelists the best regards from Lapland!

In addition to getting us international fame, our husky family has kept busy with the addition of two puppies, Nalle and Nekku , who were born on August 10.  The little boys are growing fast and will start their sled dog training during the winter months.  Check out our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram for photos and videos of our husky family and our life here in the arctic.

Our Safaris & Tours feature a collection of guided activities designed to offer you the best of Lapland’s winter: dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoe trekking, ice fishing, picnic around open fire, chasing the northern lights. The village of Kilpisjärvi  with its one hundred permanent residents is a one-of-a-kind arctic destination – still small, still off the beaten track, boasting the most amazing landscapes in all Lapland.  If you wish to experience winter in Kilpisjärvi, please send us an e-mail with your request or fill the Booking Request Form – we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

“Rostock Rotates” visited us last January and shared with us this video of the Husky Sled Ride which is without doubt our most popular tour.  Check it out and enjoy the ride!

 

Categories: Activities, Guiding, Huskies, Winter

Summer Holiday – and already missing winter!

A rare “heat wave” is washing over the arctic and here in Kilpisjärvi we’ve been pampered with unusually warm temperatures for a couple of weeks now – +20 C / 68 F is quite warm for us!  The nightless nights have been the source of plenty of sun and light, enough to last us for the long winter ahead.  The sun will set tomorrow, on July 24, for the first time in two months.

We and the huskies are on summer holiday, enjoying every moment  – but already missing winter!  If you, too, are missing winter, check out our guided winter activities “Safaris & Tours”.  And book your Kilpisjärvi winter holiday now!

 

 

Categories: Activities, Huskies, Summer, Winter

The Snow Season is officially over!

 

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!

Categories: Activities, Guiding, Huskies, Winter

The Eight Seasons in the Arctic: Late Winter

Winter is starting to turn into spring in the arctic village of Kilpisjärvi.  The season between winter and spring is called “kevättalvi” in Finnish and “giđđadálvvi” in Sámi  – an English translation would be “late winter”.   In late winter the days are rapidly getting long –   nine hours between sunrise and sunset today, only six weeks after the end of the Polar Night – and the snow fields are sparkling in the sunlight. The bitter cold days when the temperature can reach – 30 C / – 22 F are getting rare.
Visitors from around central and southern Europe and from as far as Australia, Brazil, South Africa and the United States have discovered Kilpisjärvi and are spending their winter vacation enjoying our magnificent nature, our spectacular Northern Lights and our guided activities:  snowmobiling, husky sled rides, snowshoe trekking, winter fishing and chasing Aurora Borealis. We are fortunate to have Lapland’s longest snow season which enables us to offer our visitors guided winter fun from late November until early May.
Next week we launch this season’s first trip to Conquer Halti Fell, the highest peak in Finland.  Meanwhile, a few memories from January. . .

The weeks after the end of Polar Night are peaceful out on the tundra – few if any snowmobilers in a frozen landscape coloured by the sparse sunlight, possibly the sighting of a flock of reindeer in their natural habitat.

Thank you Jannick Heutschi for the photos!

Categories: Activities, Guiding, Winter

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