Espoo, Finland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Espoo, Finland? If you're planning to go to Espoo, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Espoo, Finland

Based on the climate and weather in Espoo, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Espoo, Finland by month

January

Traveling to Espoo in January, you will notice that it is biting cold. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Scarf
  • Very heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces
  • Gloves
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots

February

In February, Espoo is frigid. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Espoo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Fleeces
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Thermal undergarments

March

March in Espoo is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks

April

April in Espoo can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear

May

Traveling to Espoo in May, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts

June

In June, Espoo is chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Espoo, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear

July

If you visit Espoo during July, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat

August

August in Espoo can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella

September

September for Espoo can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

October

October in Espoo can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

November

November in Espoo is freezing. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots

December

December for Espoo is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Espoo, Finland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Espoo, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Espoo
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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