Autumn is one of the most charming seasons of the year. Officially, September 22, it begins in the northern hemisphere. However, since the last week of August, the temperature have already chilled here in Finland. Along with that, many vibrant colours started to appear.
VisitFinland made this beautiful video to show how people enjoy the season. The cold weather arrives, the leaves get yellowish, but the outdoor activities surrounded by nature, remain on Finn’s lives! ♥
Autumn is known here by the Ruska. This is because of the variety of colours that this time overflows. We have been to Hollola, a city that is one and a half hour away from Helsinki to enjoy a mökki weekend. Seeing all the amazing landscape there was incredible.
To enjoy the most of it in Finland, I share some information below.
During fall, the temperature drops to around 10ºC. Yet, it can vary reaching up to 15ºC. Still during the months, it’s possible to have low temperatures that reach 2ºC. It will usually keep up until the beginning of winter, when it drops below 5ºC. In northern Finland, this usually occurs in the last week of September, and in late October or early November, in the southern part of the country.
Best Regions to Visit
All them are beautiful, but Lapland is considered one of the most beautiful regions of the country. During the fall season, it totally changes it’s landscape. Therefore, it is the place where you’ll see more vibrant colours. It usually is the favorite place of photographers.
Despite the milder temperatures, it is possible to enjoy the natural beauty. Finns are adept to outdoor activities. Thus, you can do hiking, walks, boat trips and even harvest some of the red berries that are still available. You might also see apple trees with fruit around the cities!
Best Places to See the Colors in Helsinki
This bay is near to the city center. It’s surrounded by trees, a beautiful park and all of it contrasts with the beautiful houses around it.
The Esplanade is located in the heart of the city. It’s a long square that connects the city center to the Market Square. You can sit down on the park or enjoy the view by sitting in one of the several cafes just in front of it.
This park is located in the upper part of the city. It’s surrounded by embassies and beautiful houses. It is the oldest park in Helsinki and, besides being a great place to see the vibrant colours, you will love to enjoy the sunset. There’s a small observatory at the top of the hill too!
Uutela Nature Park
Uutela is the largest park in the east side of Helsinki. Although far from the city center, you can get there by metro, jumping off at Vuosaari station. It is a coastal area where you will find glacial rock formations, forests, marshes, several old cottages and the Skata Farm.
Nuuksio National Park
Despite not being in Helsinki, as it is in Espoo, Nuuksio is a natural sanctuary in the metropolitan area. There are many activities and it’s beauty is indescribable. To get there, you can go by car or public transportation.
Autumn Events in Helsinki Region
Finland Trophy Espoo
The international ice skating championship takes place between 06 and 08 October at Espoo Metro Areena. Tickets are now on sale.
Nuuksio Trail Night
On 06 October there will be a night race of 12km along the tracks of Nuuksio Park. Registrations are still open for everyone who wills to attend. A requirement is to go with head flashlights and the minimum age to participate is 17 years old. The oldest, though, is 50 years for both women and men.
Helsinki Baltic Herring Market
From the 1st to the 7th of October, the oldest and most traditional Helsinki event, the Herring Festival, takes place in the Market Square. Thousands of fishermen mount their stalls or anchor their boats around the square and sell their delicacies.
Hope you enjoy the season!
Lili is half Peruvian, half Brazilian, a dreamer Pisces kind of girl, curious, life lover and travel addicted! She`s been to 53 countries, loves to explore different cultures and to travel to the most unusual destinations. Currently lives in Finland, is a monthly columnist for the website Brasileiras pelo Mundo (a Brazilian platform of expat women) and founder of Hey, I am Lili. She believes that the most important things in life are to laugh out loud, a good wine and people she loves always around anywhere in this world!