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

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

When to go to Saimaa, Finland

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

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

January

In January, Saimaa is biting cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Saimaa, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Very heavy socks

February

February in this region can be dangerously cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains sometimes and snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Gloves
  • Very heavy socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof coat
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Umbrella
  • Thermal undergarments

March

Traveling to Saimaa in March, you will notice that it is freezing and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Saimaa is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Saimaa is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Saimaa, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Saimaa is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (high 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Saimaa, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Saimaa is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

August

August in Saimaa is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Saimaa in September, you will notice that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Saimaa is cold and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows once in a while. 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:

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

November

November can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Saimaa is frigid and very snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Insulated boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Scarf
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Gloves
  • Very heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas, such as sweats

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

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

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