Summer ends with an explosion of colour in the forests. This is the season known as ‘ruska’, when the autumnal reds, browns and yellows are especially beautiful on the fells of Lapland. September is also a popular time for trekking in northern Finland.
autumn in figures
+2°C – +15°C
80 – 90 days
September – November
Autumn leaf colour, or “ruska” to locals, is a spectacular natural phenomenon that paints northern landscapes in deep and soft tones. Covered in forests and wildernesses, Finland is a prime destination for some serious leaf peeping.
Well-being from Finnish Forests
The pièce de résistance regarding Finnish food products is the surprising fact that they are often completely free of charge and have grown in the wild. Everyman’s right in the country’s forests guarantees that you are allowed to pick almost anything your heart and mouth desires.
Season of change
Autumn leaf colour acts as a messenger of sorts; it bids a melancholic but sweet farewell to long summer days and serves as a reminder of the dark and cold winter days looming around the corner.
CAFÉS and Bistros
Helsinki is a buzzy foodie city in the cutting-edge of Finnish new cuisine and there are lot of nice places offering warm corners for relaxation for those lazy days. Laid-back atmosphere is what Helsinki’s bistros are all about!