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Winter is creeping in on us – and we can’t wait for the snow season to settle in! Meanwhile, we are preparing for our Late Autumn Experiences. The Aurora season is upon us already, and if you wish to enjoy a peaceful holiday during off-season, October and November are prime times to enjoy the atmosphere and tranquility of our village. Take a look at our guided tours here!

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

It snowed yesterday here in Kilpisjärvi! An occasional snow flurry in summer is a not so unusual in the Arctic – but for the holiday maker who comes here unprepared it can come as a suprise. It’s good to know that the average daytime temperature in July – which is the warmest month of the year – is +11 C (52 F). Our cool temperatures are perfect for hiking and enjoying our… 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