Aurota Borealis in autumn in Apukka Resort Rovaniemi Lapland Finland

6 Reasons to Travel to Lapland in Autumn

We gathered six reasons to travel to Rovaniemi in Autumn time because one might argue that autumn is one of the most beautiful times in Lapland. Although we love all seasons here in Rovaniemi, after the Midnight Sun, we are happy to welcome the dark nights again. The cool autumn nights are filled with lights of their own; stars, the moon, and the Northern Lights. On the other hand, days are still sunny and warm, perfect for activities.

1 . The Northern Lights

Autumn is one of the best times to catch the Northern Lights dancing in the sky. Due to the earth’s rotation, we are closer to the sun during the autumn and spring months. This creates optimal conditions for the Northern Lights. So how does boating under the Northern Lights sound? Autumn is the only time of the year when it’s possible.

Finn Horse in autumn nature in Apukka Resort Rovaniemi Lapland Finland

2. Ruska, meaning autumn colors

In Finland, especially in Lapland, the word ruska is used to describe the autumn foliage. As autumn comes, trees turn bright with warm colors of yellow, orange, and red. Hiking in ruska has its own magic; maybe that is why locals enjoy their time in nature during autumn.

3. World’s Cleanest Air

Did you know that Finnish Lapland has the world’s cleanest air? The world’s cleanest air doesn’t only mean clean air but pure ingredients from nature; autumn is the best time to enjoy these products by picking berries and mushrooms.

4. Morning Fog

Ahh, those mystical foggy mornings. In autumn, the days are still warm, but as nights get colder and colder, even frosty, the fog rises slowly during the night. Nothing is as calming as these mornings before the mist fades away and a sunny day begins.

Relaxing sauna time in Apukka Resort Rovaniemi Lapland Finland

5. Peace

Autumn in Rovaniemi and Lapland is not only calming because of nature but because the most popular travelling season hasn’t started yet. Traveling to Lapland off-season means you can truly enjoy the peace and quiet that Lapland has to offer without the crowds. First, visit reindeer and meet Santa Claus; afterwards, relax in a wood-heated sauna and dip into a calm lake.

6. More Intimate Tours

As there are fewer tourists in Lapland during autumn, the group sizes tend to be smaller. Whether you want to enjoy a husky ride, hunt the Northern Lights, or experience the local life, you’ll get a personal touch on tours as the guide has more time just for you.


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