‘Ruska’ origins from the Inari Sámi word ´ruške´ and North Sámi word ´ruški´. It also resembles ´ruskea´ which means brown in Finnish. However, brown is just one colour in the ruska palette – during September and October Finland turns into a sea of yellow, red, and orange.
Start planning your leaf-peeping trip now and experience the season's most breathtaking colours with the help of Autumn Foliage Live. This AI-based map is fueled by historical data and weather cameras around Finland and is updated weekly. See how the foliage progresses and when it hits its peak in different areas by moving the slider on the bottom.
Ruska season of 2022 has ended.
Want to do something else in the area apart from the foliage touring? Here are some tips for planning your whole vacation around the spectacular autumn splendor.
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