Finland is a year-round destination. Winters are great for outdoor activities like downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, skating and ice-swimming. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to see the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland. Helsinki is the perfect combination of urban and outdoors, lively and laid-back – perfect for a short-break.
What you’ll love most about Finland
- You can view nature’s most spectacular light show, the Aurora Borealis, from purpose-built spaces like glass huts and luxury suites or via an ocean cruise
- There must be one sauna for every two people living in Finland (seriously!), so you’ll obviously not have to travel far to find one. No trip to Finland should be without a visit to one – or making sure you get yourself booked into a cabin or cottage that has one of its own
- Families, and those young-at-heart, will relish a trip to Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa.
- Helsinki is home to some incredible Finnish design stores, vintage shops and impressive architectural icons
Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Helsinki’s weather patterns