Don’t stay inside. There are many fun ways to enjoy autumn outdoors. Here are ideas for fun autumn outdoor activities. Do you still have a good reason not to go out?
35 Fun Autumn Outdoor Activities in Finland
1. Enjoy Fall Foliage
When the temperature drops and the trees prepare for winter, the leaves turn yellow, orange and red. This is a great time to go outdoors and experience the beautiful colors of autumn.
2. Catch the First Rays of the Sun
Sunny mornings are a bit rare in autumn, so don’t miss any. Wake up early and catch the first rays of the sun. The good news is that in autumn days are getting shorter, so you don’t have to wake that early.
3. Taste the Morning Air
Have you ever noticed how fresh the air feels on an autumn morning after a cold night. The difference is amazing!
4. Enjoy Morning Coffee Outdoors
Enjoy your warm morning drink outdoors. A warm cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate tastes even better outdoors on a sunny morning.
5. Collect Colorful Leaves
Collect colorful leaves from the ground. Especially colorful maple leafes look amazing in autumn.
6. Create Seasonal Decorations
Colorful leaves, acorns and pine cones are great material to make inspiring seasonal decorations for home/garden.
7. Capture Autumn in Photos
Don’t forget you camera at home, because autumn is an excellent time for nature photography.
8. Have a Photography Contest with Friends
Have a photography contest with family or friends. Subject can be autumn colors, leafs, trees, animals, or anything you like. Who’ll have the best photo?
9. Visit Autumn Market
In Finland, you can visit autumn market in many towns between september and october.
10. Take a Walking Tour in the City
Take a short or long walking tour in the city and see how different the city looks when you’re in no hurry.
11. Have a Picnic in the Park
Why picnic should be only a summer thing. Autumn picnic in the park is a great fun.
12. Go Hiking in the Forest
Pack your backpack and head outdoors with family or friends.
And don’t forget the snacks!
13. Listen the Sounds of the Forest
Stop for a moment and listen the sounds of a forest. Is there anything more relaxing?
14. Go Berry Picking
Finnish forests are full of berries. Autumn is the season to pick healthy lingonberries and cranberries.
15. Mushroom Hunting Season is On!
Do you like mushrooms? The forest full of mushroom might be just around the corner…Happy hunting!
16. Make a Camp Fire
Sitting by a campfire is a surprisingly relaxing. In Finland there are many designated places where you can make a campfire legally.
17. Have a Soup Lunch Outdoors
Pack some warm soup in thermos and head outdoors. Warm soup with a freshly baked bread makes a great lunch on a chilly day.
18. Go for a Bike Ride
Finland is full of great cycling routes.
19. Explore Mountain Biking Trails
Finland is a bit short of mountains, but instead there are many beautiful mountain biking trails, also in the national parks.
20. Go Kayaking
Kayaking, canoeing, sailing or rowing…the choice is yours. If you don’t have your own kayak (yet), there are many places in Finland where you can rent one.
21. Go Camping
Or why not stay overnight in the forest. Pack some food, change of clothes, tent, and find your favorite camping site. Night are getting colder so don’t forget the sleeping bag either.
22. Go Fishing
Fishing is a great way to spend time outdoors. Who knows, you’ll might even catch something.
23. Go Birdwatching
Autumn is a great time for birdwatching. Many bied species migrate to south for the winter, while others prepare for winter. So remember to take binoculars with you.
24. Walk a Scenic Route by a Lake
Choose a scenic route by a lake. In a land of a thousand lakes, you’ll have plenty of options.
25. Dip Your Feet in Cold Lake Water
Dip your bare feet in cold lake water. After the first shock, it feels surpisingly relaxing.
26. Climb the Highest Hill
Find the nearest peak and climb to the top enjoy the scenery.
27. Go Creative
Be inspired by the colors of autumn and find your inner artist by and create some autumn inspired art. Make a sketch, drawing, painting or write a poem.
28. Design a Seasonal Yard Lighting
In autumn days are getting shorter, so it is nice to have some seasonal lighting in the garden.
29. Make a Scarecrow
Build your own scarecrow. It can be scary, funny or a bit mysterious.
30. Have a Yard Party
It’s not too late to invite friends over, and have an autumn or halloween yard party. Just dress up warmly, and make an escape plan for rainy weather.
31. Enjoy Outdoor Sports
There is still time to enjoy outdoor sports before winter (and winter sports).
32. Fly a Kite
Autumn’s windy weather is perfect for flying a kite.
33. Enjoy the Relaxing Sound of Raindrops
Does it feel like it’s raining all the time? Don’t let it get you down, take advantage of the situation. Go outside with an umbrella or a raincoat and listen the relaxing sound of raindrops.
34. Wait for the Golden Hour
Golden hour is the last hour before the sunset. That’s when the sun gives its most spectacular glow making autumn colors look even better!
35. Go Stargazing
Dark autumn evenings are not completely bad things, especially if you have waited all summer to go stargazing again.