Autumn colors galore - ruska

8/24/2020 1:59 PM

What is autumn foliage?

The four seasons of Finland and also the Lake Saimaa region offer 4 distinctly different travel experiences. Autumn season in Lake Saimaa Finland, Lappeenranta and Imatra region, starts in September and lasts until the end of November. The “Ruska” season (also know as autumn foliage), during autumn, is popular with photographers since the variety of broadleaf trees and conifers as well as berries and moss on the ground provide an array of hues of green, auburn, blue, red and yellow. Autumn is the season which many claim to love because the spectacular colors make for an awesome background for great selfies.

When does the "ruska" season start in Lake Saimaa Finland?

The "ruska" season starts first in the northern parts of Finland, Lapland, since there the temperatures drop down first. In the more southern parts, as Lake Saimaa Finland, the best "ruska" can usually be seen during the beginning of October.

Great time to explore the nature

 Autumn in Finland is of course much more than just finding the perfect spot to snap a new picture on your Instagram. While the Fall colours, or "Ruska" as we say in Finland, are truly a delight, why not try berry and mushroom picking while also taking in the beautiful nature? Different hiking routes in Lappeenranta and Imatra region will help you enjoy your holiday whether you are spending it with family, friends or other loved ones. Biking and canoeing are of course other sustainable options to try out!

The tourist information is always happy to help with any questions about the region!

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