Summer

The magic of the arctic summer and midnight sun

Lappish summer begins unexpectedly as nature quickly makes the shift from winter to summer around May and June. In just a few warm days, the trees burst into leaf and the rivers and lakes free themselves of their icy covering. The midnight sun, also known as nightless night, begins in Inari-Saariselkä at mid-May and continues until the end of July. During that time, the sun does not set below the horizon but shines throughout the day and night. August and September are the peak seasons for foraging all the wild superfoods that the pure nature of Lapland has to offer – several different berries and mushrooms. The summer in Lapland is intense and the air is fresh. The temperature is summery and heatwaves are few and far between. In the late summer, nature begins preparations for the autumn and approaching winter, and suddenly the intense arctic summer is over.

The summer is also full of exciting activities, and 24-hour daylight gives an extra boost for not only nature but also people. Locals spend their summer outdoors, in the forests, fells and lakes. Join a kayaking trip or a boat cruise, hike to a viewpoint at midnight, learn about the unique nature on a guided adventure or head to the trails on a mountain bike. Lapland’s summer, with its miraculous nightless nights, is worth experiencing.

Browse through all summer experiences and activity providers below. You can filter the results to your preferred destination or do a search in all locations.

Activities in Inari-Saariselkä

Enjoy the purity of the arctic nature and the silence of the vast wilderness. Explore snow, midnight sun and the magical dance of the Northern Lights. Love carefree moments, learn something new and discover the vibrant local culture! There are plenty of interesting and unique activities in Inari-Saariselkä to explore.

There is plenty to do and see year-round, with something for everyone. You can try out different nature sports, explore the intriguing local lifestyle, learn from the arctic nature or simply enjoy the silence and just be. The Far North offers an authentic setting for you and your family to enjoy your holiday. See the selection of different experiences below and easily choose the right adventures for you!

You can browse the activities in Inari-Saariselkä by filtering your preferred location and chosen season. You can also select a specific activity category and quickly book your activities online.