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

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Traveling to Oulu, Finland? If you're planning to go to Oulu, I've got 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 Oulu, Finland

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

Important essentials for Oulu, Finland

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Oulu, Finland

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

If you are intending to check out the charming Oulu Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit Oulu City Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Oulu Castle, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Oulu.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Oulu can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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February

If you are traveling to Oulu in February, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March in Oulu can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s 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 70% to 80% range on average.

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April

Traveling to Oulu in April, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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May

May in this region is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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June

June in Oulu is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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July

July is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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August

August in this region can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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September

September in Oulu is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Oulu can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

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November

November in Oulu can be extremely cold. 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.

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December

December in Oulu is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero 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.

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