The sun is still high in the sky, shining a warm and golden light, reminiscent of the bygone summer. Forests become a kaleidoscope of colours.To see important ads, turn off your ad blocker! Article continued below:
From flaming orange to bright magenta, from warm terra cotta to honey yellow, and a thousand shades in between.
Autumn and weather.
Autumn in Latvia lasts from September to December. Formally the average air temperature decreases from +10 degrees C (50 degrees F) in September to about 0 C (32 F) in November. Yet normally September is pretty warm, dry and sunny.
Autumn colours in Latvia are at their best in mid-October, which incidentally is also a great time to visit in terms of weather.
The sweltering heat of summer has gone, and the cold winter winds haven’t yet kicked in. There’s also still a fair amount of sunlight, with the sun rising around 6 am and setting at about 7 pm.
Latvia is well known for its beautiful, bright autumn foliage colors. Depending on the year, the best autumn colors usually are from second to the third week of October, some years starting from the beginning of the month, some years, more towards the end.
Although Latvia is small, you can see significant difference, as much as two weeks earlier, if you go more to the North or two weeks later, if you go to the South, but, remember, local colder temperatures can affect the trees quite a bit, so don’t be surprised that in one place they will be green, but in another – barely any will have remained on the branches!.
You can not only truly feel, but also be completely alone and on your own in a forest in Latvia, as the country is relatively sparsely populated! Over 50% of Latvia is covered in forests meaning that you have a lot of opportunities to see foliage.
We have many popular autumn destinations that attract tourists from all over the world.
I have see most of the Europe during autumn season and for me Latvia is the most impressive when it comes to autumn colours. I will let the photos speak for themselves!
Autumn, colours in Latvia
Latvia is indeed a beautiful destination to visit during the autumn season. The country’s natural landscapes, including its forests, parks, and countryside, come alive with vibrant autumn colors.
Autumn and dense forests.
Latvia is known for its dense forests, and during autumn, the foliage transforms into a stunning palette of reds, oranges, and yellows. The contrast between the colorful leaves and the evergreen pines is breathtaking.
Latvia boasts several national parks and nature reserves, such as Gauja National Park and Kemeri National Park, where you can experience the beauty of the changing seasons.
These protected areas offer fantastic hiking and wildlife-watching opportunities amidst autumn’s splendor.
The country is dotted with numerous lakes and rivers, which reflect the autumn foliage, creating picturesque scenes. Exploring Latvia’s waterways during this season can be a tranquil and awe-inspiring experience.
Autumn and charming cities.
In addition to its natural beauty, Latvia’s cities, like Riga, offer their own unique charm in the autumn. The historic architecture and cobblestone streets are enhanced by the warm colors of the surrounding trees.
Rich Culture: Autumn in Latvia often coincides with cultural events and festivals, making it a great time to immerse yourself in the local traditions, cuisine, and arts.
You may have the chance to participate in harvest festivals and enjoy local dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Autumn in Latvia is also a less crowded and quieter time to visit compared to the summer months, allowing you to fully appreciate the serenity of the countryside and the peaceful atmosphere in the cities.
Overall, Latvia’s natural beauty, combined with its cultural richness, makes it a fantastic destination to experience the vibrant colors and unique ambiance of autumn in Europe.
Whether you enjoy outdoor activities, photography, or simply appreciating the changing seasons, Latvia has a lot to offer during this time of year.
All The Best!