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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

Here we are, once again surrounded by the beauty of the Polar Night! The sun set on November 30 and will stay below the horizon until the next sunrise on January 12. This photo of Mt. Saana, our “home rock” here in the village of Kilpisjärvi, was taken today in early afternoon. As you can see, it’s not totally dark here – on the contrary, at midday the landscape is wrapped in… Read More

Recent news of Lapland’s winter being cancelled have been greatly exaggerated! Here in Kilpisjärvi winter has arrived in time for us to launch our winter Safaris & Tours in the beginning of December. Stay tuned!  Meanwhile, we are keeping busy with preparations for the new season, especially with Husky Peni and Husky Maya’s offspring who were born in August.  Nalle and Nekku are future sleddogs in our husky family. To book our… Read More