Ruska, a natural phenomenon that bathes northern landscapes in colour
Ruska is a spectacular natural phenomenon that paints northern landscapes in deep and soft tones. The peak season only lasts for roughly two weeks. The period varies from year to year, but the latter part of September and early October is usually a safe bet (in Lapland) when planning a trip. The ruska season is popular with photographers, and why wouldn’t it be: 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 so vivid not capturing them would be a crime.
Even though many people associate the Northern Lights with cold and snowy winter scenery, the most active seasons are actually autumn and spring when the earth’s orientation towards the sun maximises the probability of solar flares interacting with the planet’s magnetic field to generate this phenomenon.