Eight seasons of Lapland are a mystery to discover. Year starting from dark and cold winter changing into endless sun and colors of summer and fall. Lapland has a lot to offer and see. When looking back to the history, the old Lappish and Sami people in Finland wanted to separate the year in eight different seasons instead of the typically described four.
When you are planning your trip to Lapland, you should consider which season you would prefer to see. I shall introduce you different kind of options. First of all if you like winter sports, such as skating, skiing and downhill skiing, January-march period of time would be suitable for you. The sun is to be seen, after the long few months of darkness. Long skiing trips or snowmobile safaris in the river ice or fells. Husky and reindeer safaris in the snowy forests and snowshoe walking in the snowy hills are a thing you should experience.
When winter starts to change into spring, the amount of light always surprises the people living in Lapland. It is like starting a new life, light is coming back and nature starts to dig out from under all the snow that has fallen. The warmth that sun brings you makes the people in good mood and really inspires your life.
If summer and sun give you a special kind of energy, the summer of Lapland could not be more recommended for you. The sun never goes down, always when the clouds are not in the way, you will be able to see the sun. You might even feel hard to sleep because of the light. If you are a person that desires sun and keeps on going because of brightness and colors you should really come and see the summer in Finnish Lapland. In Lapland the summer is short and not always so warm. If you are looking for a beach holiday, Lapland would maybe not then be the best option for you. Though we do have some really beautiful beaches here and if you are brave enough it is nice and relaxing to swim in the pure cold waters of Lapland.
After the few months of summer the nature starts to reduce its natural ingredients, the forests start to fill up with berries and mushrooms, which means harvesting and enjoying the fresh ingredients of the nature. The beautiful nature starts little by little change its color to show it maybe at its most beautiful face. The days start to get shorter but while the leaves deep their color and fall keeps on amazing you it is not that bad at all. This period of time is maybe the best for hiking trips. It is still quite warm and light, but the views of the nature are on its best.
Leafs fall down and then it is time for the winter. If there are no bigger storms in the autumn, it might happen that the first snow falls down when the leaves and the colors of autumn are still to be seen. As in the picture below you can see how it looks funny when the land is white but the trees are still showing great colors.
Snow falls down and the days get shorter and shorter. It is time for Kaamos, the Polar Night. It means that for a period of time the sun never comes over the horizon. So it is still light for a few hours in a day, but you never get to actually see the sun. And so the year ends and the seasons start to repeat themselves all over again next year. As you might have noticed, there is something for everyone in Lapland. So many different seasons to be seen and things to discover. You never know how great it actually is, before you have seen it. That is why you should visit Finland!