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

Where to Book

  • Nuuksio National Park

  • Ice skating on Taipalsaari's Lake Saimaa - Visit Finland/Mikko Nikkinen

  • Enjoying a sauna experience - Visit Finland/Harri Tarvainen

  • Bear family in the Finnish Taiga

  • Mother and daughter relaxing in a Finnish hut

  • Meat board - Visit Finland/Elina Manninen/Keksit

  • Pallas Yllästunturi, autumn - Visit Finland/Julia Kivela

  • Northern lights, Nanguniemi Lake, Inari, Lapland - Visit Finland/Pertti Turunen

  • Ice floating - Visit Finland/Icebreaker Sampo

  • Traditional lakeside holiday cottage in Uurainen - Visit Finland/Jaakko Tahti

  • Mountain biking - Visit Finland/Roll Outdoors

  • Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos - Visit Finland/Jari Romppainen

  • Crossing the Arctic Circle at Santa Claus Village, Lapland - Visit Finland/Rovaniemi

  • Glass igloo interior - Visit Finland/Levi Igloo

  • Lapland fire hut - Visit Finland

  • Snowland Ice Restaurant in Rovaniemi, Lapland - Visit Finland

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • -2℃
  • -2℃
  • 2℃
  • 7℃
  • 14℃
  • 19℃
  • 21℃
  • 20℃
  • 15℃
  • 9℃
  • 4℃
  • 1℃
  • 16
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 17
  • 15
  • 17
  • 15
  • 20
  • 17
  • 16

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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