We have visited Lapland multiple times in the winter and spring, but never have we seen it without snow. This year we wanted to make sure that we would head up there and see the nature in all the beautiful Autumn colours called "ruska" in Finnish. We set the time and Visit Finland was kind enough to help us make the trip happen.
We packed the car and headed towards the North of Finland. Whole drive was a beautiful trip through the roads along the autumn coloured forests. We arrived to our destination Äkäslompolo in Ylläs when it was already dark. Even on our first night we were able to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. We were excited for the next few days that we were going to spend there.
The best time to see the Autumn colours in Lapland is usually the two middle weeks of September. If you want to catch the Northern Lights, you should head to Lapland in the beginning of Fall or in the beginning of Spring.
Here are some photos and a video of our hiking and camping around the Ylläs area. Enjoy!