Before winter’s arrival, nature in Finland bursts into an autumn splendor, creating a magical scenery: this phenomenon is known as the autumn foliage, or ‘ruska’ in Finnish. ‘Ruska’ origins from the Inari Sámi word ‘ruške’ and North Sámi word ‘ruški’, but it also resembles ‘ruskea’ which means brown in Finnish. However, brown is just one colour in the ruska palette: during September and October Finland turns into a sea of yellow, red, and orange, as forests cover more than 70% of its surface area (Finland is Europe’s most forested country). Experience autumn’s most vivid colours with Autumn Foliage Live, an AI-based map fueled by historical data and weather cameras around Finland, updated weekly. See how the foliage progresses and when it hits its peak in different areas.

Autumn Foliage Live