One of my favourite places in the world is Pyhä-Luosto National Park. Fells are all that is left of ancient mountains. Although Pyhä-Luosto is a skiresort with extensive winter activities, I think the most magical time to visit this park is Summer or Autumn. Here are a few pictures that I have taken over the years.
Autumn is the time of mystics. Fog and bright colors are great reasons to spend a few days in Pyhä-Luosto.
On the other hand in the summer there is light 24 hours a day. Lapland’s summer is swift but bright. Make sure you are not visiting Lapland during “räkkä” a.k.a. the worst mosquito time. End of July and August are great for hiking and mosquitos won’t bother you too much.
Of course in Lapland you will run into reindeer. Some times the clouds are so low that the only clear place is on top of the fells.
Midnight sun, as they call it, is the opposite of polar night. Basically summer is light and winter is dark. Very dark and cold. There are sunlight only for a few hours a day, maybe not even that.
Ancient mountains have been swiped away by ice ages and erosion. This is what is left of the majestic mountains.