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!
Arctic traffic on the tundra. Saana Fell on the background.
Reports of the winter season closing at the end of March were indeed greatly exaggerated! Here in Kilpisjärvi we keep going on, with snowmobiles, dog sleds, cross-country skis and snowshoes well into May.
Yet, summer is just around the corner, and with the weather’s cooperation we’ll launch summer activities in mid-June. The nightless night is here in three weeks’ time!
Kilpisjärvi is amazing in winter, and it’s just as amazing in summer. Take a look at our guided summer tours.
We’ll take you fishing, terrain biking and river rafting. We’ll guide you to the iconic Saana Fell, to the Three-Country Cairn and to Malla Nature Reserve. See you in Kilpisjärvi!