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

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

When to go to Kilpisjärvi, Finland

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

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

January

January in Kilpisjärvi is frosty. 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:

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

February

February can be extremely 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:

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

March

March in Kilpisjärvi is frosty. 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 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is frosty. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Kilpisjärvi in June, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Kilpisjärvi during July, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Kilpisjärvi is relatively cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kilpisjärvi, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Kilpisjärvi is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Kilpisjärvi during October, you are likely to find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kilpisjärvi can be extremely cold. 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:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kilpisjärvi, 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 Kilpisjärvi

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