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August brought us darkening evenings and the first glimpse of the Northern Lights. Now in early September we are enjoying the “ruska” period, the autumn foliage, which paints our nature in a feast of colors. And before we know it, winter will settle in again here in Kilpisjärvi. Our region enjoys the privilege of having the longest winter in Finland – and the most frequently appearing Aurora Borealis. Furthermore, we are still… Read More

The period called the Polar Night enters Kilpisjärvi at the end of November and leaves again in the middle of January. During this time, which we in Finnish call “kaamos”, the sun does not rise above the horizon. The midday hours are wrapped in soft hues of blue light and the sky line is often blazing with various shades of orange. If you haven’t experienced the Polar Night, add it on your… Read More