Leisurely nature hike and campfire picnic in Kilpisjärvi
Join us for a leisurely hike and campfire picnic and explore nature with your local guide.
The duration of this experience is 3 hours and it is carried out in autumn, until the permanent snow cover arrives in Kilpisjärvi and we launch our winter experiences.
Autumn in Kilpisjärvi is not to be missed
In October the sun is still high and the days can be pleasantly warm, but they can also be cloudy, rainy and windy. The nights are frosty and the first snowfalls cover the ground. The lake starts slowly freezing over. The village is peaceful and a genuine haven for visitors seeking a relaxing break from their urban life.
Towards the Polar Night in November
Autumn turns into early winter in November. The days grow quickly shorter until finally the Polar Night, called ”kaamos” in Finnish, sets in at the end of the month. Beautiful blue dusk replaces sunlight around noon hours. The ground is wrapped in a blanket of snow which provides plenty of light, and the lake starts forming its solid ice cover. While the average temperature is just below freezing in October, it's – 7 degrees Celsius (20 F) in November.
Guided nature trip with campfire picnic
During this excursion you will explore the nature surrounding the village, walking with the help of Nordic poles or snowshoes, depending on weather and trail conditions.
A picnic is served and stories are shared around an open fire in the nature.