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

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Traveling to Sodankylä, Finland? If you're planning to go to Sodankylä, this is 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 Sodankylä, Finland

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

Important essentials for Sodankylä, Finland

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Sodankylä, Finland

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Sodankylä.

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

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January

January in Sodankylä is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

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February

If you go to Sodankylä in February, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March in Sodankylä can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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April

If you are traveling to Sodankylä in April, you will notice that it is frosty. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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May

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

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June

June in Sodankylä can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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July

July in Sodankylä 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 (low 20s C).

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August

If you are traveling to Sodankylä in August, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

If you vacation in Sodankylä during September, you will probably notice that it is cold. 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 once in a while.

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October

October in Sodankylä is frosty. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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November

November in Sodankylä is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain occasionally.

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December

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

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