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

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

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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 Äkäslompolo, Finland

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

Important essentials for Äkäslompolo, Finland

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • 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).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

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

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

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January

January for Äkäslompolo is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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February

Traveling to Äkäslompolo in February, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

Traveling to Äkäslompolo in March, you will notice that it is freezing. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

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

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May

May in Äkäslompolo is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain once in a while.

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June

June for Äkäslompolo is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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July

July here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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August

August in Äkäslompolo is cool. 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 Äkäslompolo during September, you may 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

October in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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November

November in this region is biting cold. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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December

December here is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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Activities for Äkäslompolo, Finland

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

If you plan to visit the heavenly St.Lauri's Chapel, it's important to wear modest clothing:

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