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Changing of the Seasons


The nature of Northern Lapland lives to the rhythm of the seasons, and the changing of the seasons is more distinct than anywhere else. In November following the arrival of snow, twilight falls upon the region covering the landscape in a blue tint that lasts a couple of months. The Northern Lights can also be spotted in the wintertime night skies when the temperatures are below freezing. In the springtime, the glistening snowscapes appear with the sunshine that shines day and night during the summer months. Autumn vibrantly colours nature for hikers to enjoy.

Mean temperatures:

January -14.3°C
February -13.0°C
March -8.2°C
April -2.2°C
May +4.4°C
June +10.8°C
July +13.7°C
August +11.0°C
September +5.9°C
October -0.3°C
November -7.4°C
December -12.3°C


The wintertime temperatures vary greatly according to location. In low-lying ground such as Ivalo, the temperature can be -20°C, but at the same time 30 kilometres away on the Saariselkä fells the temperature can be -10°C. When traversing the fells, you should also take into consideration the wind which adds to the chill factor.

Sunrise times

Twilight, or the time when the sun does not rise above the horizon at all is from 4 December – 8 January.

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Korkalonkatu 29
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Joulumaankuja 8
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Koskikatu 41-43
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Luppokeino 1
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+358 16 681 501
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Urpiaisenkuja 4
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+358 8 469 2500
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Jukupolku 5
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