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Best time to visit Finland

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The best time to visit Finland is April-May

When’s the best time to visit Finland, you ask? Based on a number of factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Finland is April-May.

In the summer months, temperatures in Helsinki can climb to a maximum of around 26℃ (78℉) during the day. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Helsinki is around -15℃ (6℉). Temperatures can often differ in other locations in Finland, so be sure to continue reading if you plan on visiting elsewhere.

The days are longest in Finland in June, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Finland in December – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Continue reading to find out about when to visit Finland, including the climate, seasonal info, FAQs and more for loads of the top places you NEED to explore, as well as all the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

June

Finland seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Finland is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Finland

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
HelsinkiApril-May
-2℃
-6℃
-2℃
-5℃
1℃
-4℃
6℃
1℃
13℃
7℃
17℃
11℃
20℃
15℃
20℃
15℃
15℃
11℃
8℃
5℃
5℃
2℃
1℃
-2℃
RovaniemiApril-June
-8℃
-14℃
-7℃
-13℃
-3℃
-10℃
2℃
-4℃
10℃
3℃
16℃
7℃
20℃
11℃
17℃
9℃
12℃
5℃
3℃
-1℃
-2℃
-5℃
-5℃
-10℃
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Top FAQs

Finland is in Europe.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Finland:

The warmest month of the year in Helsinki, one of the most popular places to visit in Finland, is July.
The driest month of the year in Helsinki, Finland, is usually around April each year.

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