One of the most charming seasons of the year is coming. Officially, September 22, autumn begins in the northern hemisphere. However, since the last week of August, the temperature have already begun to chill here in Finland and along with that, many vibrant colors started to appear.
VisitFinland made this beautiful video to show how is autumn here. The cold weather arrives , the leaves get yellow, but the outdoor activities surrounded by nature, remain on the Finn’s lives! ♥
Autumn is known here by the Ruska season, because og the variety of volors that this time overflows. To enjoy the most of it in Finland, I share a few tips for the season!
During fall, the temperature drops to around 10ºC. However, it can vary, reaching up to 15ºC. Still during the season, it’s possible to have low temperaturas that reach 2ºC. However, it usually keeps up until the beginning of winter, when they drop below 5ºC. In northern Finland, this usually occurs in the last week of September, and in late October or early November in the south part of the country.
Best Region to Visit
All regions are beautiful, but Lapland is considered one of the most beautiful regions of the country. During the fall season, it totally changes its landscape. Therefore, it is the place where the tones get more vibrant and is even the favorite place of the photographers.
Despite the milder temperatures, it is still possible to enjoy the natural beauty. Finns are very adept to outdoor activities. Therefore, it is still possible to do hiking, walks, boat trips and even harvest some of the red berries that are still available. It is also possible to see apple trees with apples around the cities!
Best Places to See the Colors in Helsinki
This bay is close to the citycenter of Helsinki. It’s surrounded by trees, a beautiful park and all of it contrasts with the beautiful houses of the region.
The Esplanade is lovated in the heart of the city and is a long square that connects the citycenter to the Market Square. It is possible to sitdown on the park or enjoy the view sitting in one of the several cafes just in front.
This park is in the upper part of the city, surrounded by embassies and beautiful houses. It is the oldest park in Helsinki and, besides being a great place to see the autumn colors, it is also possible to enjoy the sunset. It also has a small observatory at the top of the hill!
Uutela Nature Park
Uutela is the largest park in the east side of Helsinki. Although far from the city center, it is possible to get there by metro, jumoing 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
Although not in the city of Helsinki, since it is in Espoo, Nuuksio is a natural sanctuary of the metropolitan area. There are many activities and it’s beauty is indescribable. To get there, you can go by car or public transport.
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 will to attend. A requirement is to go with head flashlights and the minimum age to participate is 17 years old and the oldest of 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.
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