June – August
Finnish summer certainly includes picturesque views with green forests and blue lakes. It’s time for a wide range of nature adventures: hiking, canoeing, picking berries and mushrooms and many more. The white nights (or nightless nights), when it doesn’t get completely dark even at midnight, occur here from the beginning of May to the middle of August. Unlike countries where the sun ruthlessly burns vegetation to crisps, Finland usually remains green all summer.
Daily temperatures in summer are usually around+15°C +22°C.
September – November
Autumn is the right season to see colours of nature at their most intense. In Finnish language this nature phenomenon that paints northern landscapes in deep and soft tones is called ‘ruska’. In North Karelia the exact time for the “ruska” is usually around the last week of September and the first week of October. Nuances of yellow, orange, red and everything in between will mesmerise those who visit our region during this period.
Daily average temperatures vary from +5°C in September to -6°C in November.
December – March
Winter is probably the most famous of the Finnish seasons. It is usually snowy and pretty cold. North Karelia’s numerous winter activities make it possible to have an eventful vacation. Play in the snow, go skiing or snowshoeing, experience winter fishing or just let your mind and soul relax by watching the beautiful sceneries. It’s also the best season to spot the magical Northern lights on the night skies.
Daily average temperatures in winter are around -5°C to -11°C.
April – May
The awakening of nature in North Karelia is an impressive show: migratory birds arrive from the South to nest, trees fill with leaves almost overnight and everything is abuzz with life. In May Mother Nature, tired of lying dormant and frozen under a blanket of snow, finally bursts into wild blossom and bright colours. Spring is a great season to enjoy sunlight, birds chirping and the rhythmic dripping from the rooftops as the sun slowly makes the thick layer of snow melt.
Daily average temperatures vary from -5°C in March to 11°C in May.