Finnish Lapland, Finland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Finnish Lapland, Finland

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

Important essentials for Finnish Lapland, Finland

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Finnish Lapland, Finland by month

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January

If you go to Finnish Lapland in January, you will notice that it is biting cold. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

If you go to Finnish Lapland in February, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March in Finnish Lapland is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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April

April in this region is frigid. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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May

May for Finnish Lapland is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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June

If you visit Finnish Lapland during June, you will probably notice that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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July

Traveling to Finnish Lapland in July, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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August

August in Finnish Lapland is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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September

If you visit Finnish Lapland during September, you are likely to notice that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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October

If you are traveling to Finnish Lapland in October, you will notice that it is freezing. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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November

November in Finnish Lapland is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain occasionally.

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December

December in Finnish Lapland can be dangerously cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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Activities for Finnish Lapland, Finland

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Finnish Lapland.

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