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

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


  • 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).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.


  • 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 Helsinki, Finland by month

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January

January in this region can be bitter cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to check out the charming United Community Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

February

February in this region 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 intend to check out the charming United Community Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

March

In March, Helsinki is frigid. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Helsinki, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to check out the charming United Community Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

April

April for Helsinki is brisk. 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:

If you intend to check out the charming United Community Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

May

If you visit Helsinki during May, you might find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits 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 intend to check out the charming United Community Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

June

June in Helsinki can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to check out the charming United Community Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

July

In July, Helsinki is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Helsinki, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to check out the charming United Community Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

August

Traveling to Helsinki in August, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to check out the charming United Community Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

September

If you visit Helsinki during September, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% 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 intend to check out the charming United Community Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

October

In October, Helsinki is pretty cool. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) and a bit less than half of the time 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 intend to check out the charming United Community Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

November

November here is frosty. 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 intend to check out the charming United Community Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

December

December in Helsinki is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s 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:

If you intend to check out the charming United Community Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

Activities for Helsinki, Finland

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

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