Autumn Foliage Live

Experience autumn's most vivid colours

Before winter's arrival, nature in Finland bursts into an autumn splendor, creating a magical scenery. This phenomenon is known as the autumn foliage, or ´ruska´ in Finnish.

Explore the colour galore with Autumn Foliage Live

‘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.

Plan your trip around autumn foliage

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.

Jussi Hellstén

Autumn in Finland

Autumn is all about experiences that nature gives us, like seeing ruska, catching a glimpse of the first Northern Lights, and tasting the wonderful delights from the forest. In cities, like Helsinki, you can experience cultural activities from world-class museums and design to restaurants.

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