Best Time to Visit Finland

Winter is the best time to visit Finland and Finnish Lapland. The winter temperatures can vary anywhere between 0°C and -40°C. The average temperature in January is -14°C, but the cold is not biting because the air is dry. There can be as much as one metre of snow and it usually lasts until May. There is potential for Northern Lights viewing throughout the winter months.

Best time to visit

Helsinki is a year-round destination but is at its best in spring and summer. From May to September temperatures are warm, early twenties but in the height of summer can reach up to 30 degrees and the sun doesn't set until around 10:30pm, rising at around 3:00am so you can really pack a lot in! During the winter temperatures do get cold but it is a great place to go for a pre-Christmas getaway.

Climate guide for Finland

, Finland

Average temperatures (Celcious) and rainfall (mm)

Jan
3°C 2mm
Feb
4°C 2mm
Mar
7°C 3mm
Apr
13°C 5mm
May
23°C 10mm
Jun
26°C 10mm
Jul
27°C 13mm
Aug
26°C 12mm
Sep
20°C 9mm
Oct
13°C 9mm
Nov
8°C 7mm
Dec
4°C 4mm
Jan
5°C 3mm
Feb
5°C 4mm
Mar
9°C 6mm
Apr
15°C 8mm
May
24°C 8mm
Jun
27°C 10mm
Jul
28°C 9mm
Aug
26°C 11mm
Sep
20°C 8mm
Oct
15°C 8mm
Nov
10°C 8mm
Dec
6°C 5mm
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