Autumn holiday in Lapland

In the Arctic Lapland, we have 8 seasons. Now it’s time for autumn-winter, mystical and calm shoulder season between autumn and winter in Lapland. October and November are known as “first snow” months, and this is when nature is slowly preparing itself for colder weather to come. Temperatures slowly go down to below zero celsius, the air is crisp and fresh in the mornings with frost covering plants making the autumn colors really pop.

Photo: Ida Katajamaa

The northern lights during autumn

During autumn-winter, we are slowly shifting from midnight season in the summer to polar night summer in the winter, making days shorter and the nights darker. Colder weather often comes with clear night sky, and if you’re lucky, it is possible to even see the northern lights and amazing starry skies during your stay in Saariselkä. From our Aurora Glass Cabins, you have a chance of viewing the aurora borealis from the comfort of your bed, and our guests have listed this as one of the most memorable experiences of their lifetime.

Photo: Ida Katajamaa

Autumn activities at Saariselkä

During the autumn months and autumn holidays, Saariselkä is a great option for those wanting to take a break from a busy life as well as for those looking for an active getaway in nature.

Saariselkä area offers amazing settings for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and other outdoor sports, and here you can really be one with nature and can even spend a whole day on trails without encountering too many people. In October and November, the activities we offer include; electric mountain biking, canoeing, hiking, aurora hunting, and ATV driving for those looking for some speed and adrenaline.

If you have a group and are looking for something special and tailor-made, you can always contact us for more details. Our guides are always happy to show you the best fishing spots or their favorite places. We want to share our passion for Lapland with you.

You can make bookings and check the availabilities on Star Arctic Activities website.

Lappish gastronomy

Our renewed Restaurant Kaunis (Finnish for ‘beautiful’) serves in-house and walk-in guests during autumn holiday weeks between 8-18 October 2020 at 17-22 o’clock. We want to share our favorite parts of the northern food ingredients with our guests, so the autumn menu has been designed to offer you a possibility to build your menu and taste the 8 seasons of Lapland on your plate. All of the courses can be ordered as a starter and a main course.

You can find more information regarding the menu and make table reservations on the website of Restaurant Kaunis.