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

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

When to go to Finland Proper, Finland

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

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

January

January in Finland Proper is beyond freezing. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Scarf
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots
  • Fleeces
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Gloves

February

February in Finland Proper is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces
  • Gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

March

March is freezing. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks

April

April for Finland Proper is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear

May

If you go to Finland Proper in May, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat

June

June here is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain boots
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses

July

If you go to Finland Proper in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Socks

August

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

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain boots
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella

September

September in Finland Proper can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

October

October in Finland Proper can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits 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:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat

November

If you visit Finland Proper during November, you are likely to find that it is very cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

December

December can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Finland Proper, 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 Finland Proper
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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