Seasons

Summer

June

Cloudberries begin to flower (picture: Pasi Ruotsalainen) Ice on lake Inarinjärvi begins to melt gradually (picture: Kaunispään Huippu Oy)

  • Average daily temperature +10,8 degrees Celcius (51 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Cloudberries begin to flower
  • Ice on lake Inarinjärvi begins to melt gradually
  • Martins take over the eaves of the older part of Kaunispään Huippu
  • At times a dusting of snow might still fall

 

July

The remainder of the snow melts from the fells (Picture: Juha Tanhua) Cloudberries begin to ripen and are ready to pick in the bogs (picture: Kaunispään Huippu Oy)

  • Average daily temperature +13,7 degrees Celcius (57 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Cloudberries begin to ripen and are ready to pick in the bogs
  • The remainder of the snow melts from the fells
  • Flyfishing season is in full swing in Inarinjarvi
  • Snowmobile racing on water in Ivalo
  • The end of nightless nights on July 20 (Ivalo airport).

 

August

Crowberries collected for usage in winter. (Picture: Juha Tanhua) Evenings begin to darken and trout begin surfacing lake Inarinjärvi (Picture: Kaunispään Huippu)

  • Average daily temperature + 11 degrees Celcius / 52 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Crowberries collected for usage in winter (juices and cakes)
  • Evenings begin to darken and trout begin surfacing lake Inarinjärvi
  • The bear and goose hunting season begins in the northern part of Lapland

 

Autumn

September

Roe from whitefish and vendace preserved for culinary moments in winter (picture: Ari Mäkelä) Lingonberries collected and frozen for sautéed reindeer dishes, mushrooms preserved (Picture: Kaunispään Huippu Oy)

  • Average daily temperature +5,9 degrees Celcius (43 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Stunning ruska autums colours are at their most beautiful
  • Lingonberries collected and frozen for sautéed reindeer dishes, mushrooms preserved
  • Fishing for vendace at lake Inarinjärvi
  • Roe from whitefish and vendace preserved for culinary moments in winter

 

October

Reindeer gathered for round-ups (picture: Pasi Ruotsalainen) Northern lights and starry sky can be seen during cloudless nights (picture: Reima Mustonen)

  • Average daily temperature -0,3 degrees Celcius (31 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Reindeer gathered for round-ups
  • Northern lights and starry sky can be seen during cloudless nights
  • First snow falls at the very latest and quite possibly sets, too

 

November

Seekers of northern lights arrive in Saariselkä (picture: Matti Solismaa) Seekers of northern lights arrive in Saariselkä (kpicture: Reima Mustonen)

  • Average daily temperature -7,4 degrees Celcius (19 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Fishermen placing nets under ice will go measuring the thickness of ice
  • Reindeer meat availability at its best
  • Seekers of northern lights arrive in Saariselkä


Winter

December

The busiest time of the year in Santa Claus’ workshop in Korvatunturi (picture: Kaunispään Huippu) The colours of polar nights at their brightest (Picture: Pasi Ruotsalainen)

  • Average daily temperature -12,3 degrees celcius (9,9 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Polar nights begin on December 4 (Ivalo airport)
  • The busiest time of the year in Santa Claus’ workshop in Korvatunturi
  • The colours of polar nights at their brightest

 

 

January

Polar nights will end on Jan 5 (picture: Pasi Ruotsalainen) Snow mobile (picture: Pasi Ruotsalainen)

  • Average daily temperature – 14,3 degrees Celcius (6,3 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Polar nights will end on Jan 5 (the sun will rise three times at Kaunispään Huippu)

 

 

 

 

 

February

Winter holidays begin (picture: Pasi Ruotsalainen) Winter holidays begin (picture: Pasi Ruotsalainen)

  • Average daily temperature -13 degrees Celcius (8,6 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Winter holidays begin

 

 

 

Spring

March

The teracce of Huippu will be cleared of snow after winter (picture: Kaunispään Huippu Oy) The trap hunting of willow grouse ending in Inari, Enontekiö and Utsjoki on the last day of March (picture: Pasi Ruotsalainen)

  • Average daily temperature -8,2 degrees Celcius (17 degree Fahrenheit)
  • Reindeer meat dry cured on the roofs of houses and under the eaves after the beginning of spring
  • The teracce of Huippu will be cleared of snow after winter
  • The trap hunting of willow grouse ending in Inari, Enontekiö and Utsjoki on the last day of March

 

April

Gleaming drifts of snow and beautiful weather for skiers (picture: Kaunispään Huippu Oy) he teracce of Huippu  (picture: Pasi Ruotsalainen)

  • Average daily temperature -2,2 degrees Celcius (28 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • The best season for ice fishing
  • Gleaming drifts of snow and beautiful weather for skiers

 

 

May

Average daily temperature +4,4 degrees Celcius (picture: Leena Suomi) False morels (picture: Kaunispään Huippu Oy)

  • Average daily temperature +4,4 degrees Celcius (40 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Nightless nights begin at May 22 (Ivalo airport)
  • False morels begin to grow if enough of warmth and moisture
  • Eurasian dotterels come nesting in Kaunispää


 

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