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Best time to visit Finland

The best time to visit Finland depends on the type of experience you are after, and where you are headed. The summer months between June and August bring warm weather, which never reaches a stifling heat, and is the perfect time to visit the south. Be aware that if you decide to travel to Lapland in July, mosquitoes abound in numbers, so insect repellent is a must.

Winter in Finland can begin in November and end in April, depending on the location. These months are perfect for winter activities in Lapland; and the lead up to Christmas is prime-time for those wanting to visit the ‘home’ of Santa Claus.

Finally, autumn during September brings amazing scenery in all areas, through attractions will have shorter opening hours.

The capital of Helsinki is a year-round destination.

Climate charts for cities and places within Finland

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Helsinki

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) -621 -720 -426 236 947 1457 1762 1660 1151 642 33 -426
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 40 30 40 40 50 60 70 70 70 70 60
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Turku

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -327 -327 134 745 1457 2068 2170 2068 1457 948 337 32
Min temp (C)(F) -916 -916 -621 -130 439 1050 1254 1152 745 337 -130 -621
Sunshine hours 1 2 4 6 8 10 8 7 4 3 1 1
Daylight hours 7 9 12 15 17 19 18 16 13 10 7 6
Rainfall (mm)(in) 462 311 321 351 341 412 673 813 663 653 683 572
Rainy Days 21 17 15 13 10 11 14 15 18 18 20 22
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 0/N 0/N 1/L 3/M 4/M 5/M 5/M 4/M 3/M 1/L 0/N 0/N
Sea temp (C)(F) 236 236 134 236 541 1050 1559 1661 1457 1050 745 439