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 meter 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 (Fahrenheit) and rainfall (mm)

Jan
38°F 2mm
Feb
40°F 2mm
Mar
44°F 3mm
Apr
55°F 5mm
May
74°F 10mm
Jun
79°F 10mm
Jul
80°F 13mm
Aug
79°F 12mm
Sep
69°F 9mm
Oct
55°F 9mm
Nov
46°F 7mm
Dec
39°F 4mm
Jan
40°F 3mm
Feb
41°F 4mm
Mar
48°F 6mm
Apr
59°F 8mm
May
75°F 8mm
Jun
81°F 10mm
Jul
82°F 9mm
Aug
80°F 11mm
Sep
69°F 8mm
Oct
58°F 8mm
Nov
50°F 8mm
Dec
43°F 5mm