Things to do in

Autumn

Season of "ruska"

Autumn in Finland is all about the changing colours of nature, that we Finns call "ruska". The ruska season starts in northern Lapland in September, and flows down south painting all of Finland in earthy tones of red, orange, and yellow. September and October provide some of the best times of the year to go hiking and camping. Foraging is also a popular activity. Book a wilderness guide and they'll guide you to the world of exquisite wild food, like picking fresh berries and mushrooms straight from a forest.

Experience autumn in Finland

Autumn is all about experiences that nature gives us, like seeing the Northern Lights season begin and tasting all the wonderful delights from the forest. In cities, like Helsinki, you can experience an array of culture activities from world-class museums and design to restaurants.

Things to do in regions

Here are some suggestions of things to do in Lapland, Lakeland, Coast and Archipelago, and Helsinki region in the autumn.

Practical tips for an autumn holiday in Finland

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