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

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Traveling to Rovaniemi, Finland? If you're planning to go to Rovaniemi, 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 Rovaniemi, Finland

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

Important essentials for Rovaniemi, Finland

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist 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 a good plane-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Rovaniemi is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the lovely Lutheran church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

February

If you are traveling to Rovaniemi in February, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Expect it to rain or snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the lovely Lutheran church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

March

March for Rovaniemi can be bitter cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the lovely Lutheran church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

April

April 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:

If you plan to see the lovely Lutheran church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

May

If you go to Rovaniemi in May, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the lovely Lutheran church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

June

If you go to Rovaniemi in June, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the lovely Lutheran church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

July

July in Rovaniemi is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the lovely Lutheran church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

August

August in Rovaniemi is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the lovely Lutheran church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

September

September in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the lovely Lutheran church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

October

If you are traveling to Rovaniemi in October, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain or snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the lovely Lutheran church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

November

If you go to Rovaniemi in November, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the lovely Lutheran church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

December

In December, Rovaniemi can be dangerously cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 10s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Rovaniemi, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the lovely Lutheran church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

Activities for Rovaniemi, Finland

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

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