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 season of the Midnight Sun – the period in summer when the sun does not dip below horizon – is here again! The sun rose on May 20 and will set on July 24. And what does this season of the nightless nights mean to us, who live permanently here in the Arctic? Well, first of all, it means reduced electricity consumption! We can read a book in the middle of... Read More
The month of March is half gone already! Believe it or not, we are speedily heading towards the nightless nights. . . But for another month and a half we continue with Snow Time! So far this winter we’ve been quite busy, with guests from all corners of the globe: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, all […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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!
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.
Winter is at its best now in Kilpisjärvi – and it will continue for quite a while – until early May. Come and enjoy the joys of arctic outdoor life with our Safaris & Tours – we’ll help you make happy long-lasting memories!
Thank you Rostock Rotates for capturing this perfect shot of Husky Tuisku!