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

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Traveling to Helsinki, Finland? If you're planning to go to Helsinki, we have 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 Helsinki, Finland

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

Important essentials for Helsinki, Finland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Helsinki, 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 vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • Travel insurance

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Helsinki can be dangerously cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to 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:

If you are intending to visit the stunning United Community Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

February

February for Helsinki is frigid. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to visit the stunning United Community Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

March

March in this region is frigid. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to visit the stunning United Community Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

April

Traveling to Helsinki in April, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to visit the stunning United Community Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

May

May in Helsinki is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to visit the stunning United Community Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

June

In June, Helsinki is cool. 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 Helsinki, 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:

If you are intending to visit the stunning United Community Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

July

If you visit Helsinki during July, you will probably see 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:

If you are intending to visit the stunning United Community Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

August

In August, Helsinki is chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Helsinki, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to visit the stunning United Community Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

September

September in Helsinki is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 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:

If you are intending to visit the stunning United Community Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

October

In October, Helsinki can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Helsinki, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to visit the stunning United Community Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

November

November in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to visit the stunning United Community Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

December

December in Helsinki is very cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s 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:

If you are intending to visit the stunning United Community Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

Activities for Helsinki, Finland

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

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