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Climate and weather in Finland

Travel season

  • Finland is a country for all seasons, with a preference for the period from August to early September.
  • In summer, the days in northern Finland are extra long.
  • In winter you can enjoy cross-country skiing, but also alpine skiing.


  • Bring light, but also warm clothing for changing weather conditions. A raincoat or poncho can come in handy. You need a (fleece) sweater or cardigan for the cool evenings.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes.


  • Finland has a moderate continental climate.
  • Summers are drier and warmer, but also shorter than in the Netherlands.
  • Spring and fall are short.
  • February is considered the coldest month of the year.
  • July is the hottest month, but this is also the mosquito month.
  • The onset of autumn in Lapland starts around the beginning of September. Here you will discover a beautiful color splendor.
  • The water temperature of the great lakes in July is 18-20 degrees in the south and 16-18 degrees in the north.
  • The water temperature of smaller lakes is generally higher.

Weather in Helsinki