Arctic winter day is not long, but that small piece of daylight is something beautiful - Whole day in Riisitunturi National Park
We have something very special for you: Polar night is already getting shorter and days get longer, because winter solstice was 12 hours ago. On the summit we'll see the sunrise at 10:43 and today daylight lasts 2,5 hours. Quite unique excursions, isn't it?
In January days are slowly getting longer and we get 5-8 minutes more daylight every day. We start our adventure to Riisitunturi National Park early enough to see the pastel colors of arctic sunrise. When sun is above the horizon we don't need head lamps anymore and can admire the magical landscape in that special winter light.
We will wander around with snowshoes, follow trails and also find our way through deep snow, get to know the nature and stories of Riisitunturi and enjoy nettle pancakes and hot berry juice by the campfire. It is already dusk when we start heading back and the stars start to light up.
Duration is 5-6 hours including transfers from Ruka and length with snowshoes is 4-6 km depending on group's wishes. The route is moderately easy and suitable for everyone who is able to walk the same distance.
Activity will be normally arranged when minimum 2 adults are attending. But of course MyTrail has options for private/customized departures and solo travelers. Solo price is slightly higher, but if more adventurers book the same departure, solo gets refund and the price drops. So this is very good reason to have new friends and go together.