SPRING – March, April, May
Temperatures start to warm up in the southern regions of Finland, though you’ll still find some snow north of the Arctic Circle this time of year. Bring a packable rain jacket
and layers as you experience both warmer and cooler days during this time of the year. If you plan to head up to the Finnish Lapland, pack your base layers and some good boots.
Typical temperature: Mid 30 degrees Fahrenheit in the early spring days, but reaching up to mid 50’s in the later spring months.
SUMMER – June, July, August
Summer brings warm, comfortable temperatures with near 24-hour daylight in the northernmost regions. You may want to bring a pair of shorts, and definitely your sunglasses! Pack some pants and light layers though for the days that get a little cooler. Finland experiences very little rain in the summer months.
Typical temperature: Mid 60 degrees Fahrenheit to low 70’s.
FALL – September, October, November
Autumn in Finland is beautiful! This season is ideal for foraging and exploring the northern forests. The country is also filled with beautiful fall foliage. Temperatures start to drop again, especially by November. So bring your layers, and maybe even a wool sweater
and pair of wool socks. If you want to venture to Lapland, packing your base layers wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Typical temperature: Mid 50 degrees Fahrenheit in September, but this will drop to the mid 30’s by November.
WINTER – December, January, February
Winter brings cold temperatures with crisp, snowy landscapes. You can expect dustings of snow even in Helsinki, but the Finnish Lapland will experience much more regular snowfall. Pack your warm snow boots, wool base layers, sweaters, socks, hats, and gloves. Don’t forget your swimsuit though as I feel that winter is the best season to experience a Finnish sauna!
Typical temperature: Low 30 degrees Fahrenheit to low 20’s in the southern regions, but northern regions can get into the negatives.