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

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

When to go to Sonkajärvi, Finland

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Sonkajärvi in January, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Neck gaiter
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Insulated boots
  • High performance gloves
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Coveralls
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Thick pajamas

February

If you go to Sonkajärvi in February, you will notice that it is biting cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Neck gaiter
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Thick pajamas
  • High performance gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots
  • Coveralls
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Goggles for eye protection

March

March here can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Very heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Umbrella
  • Insulated boots
  • Rain coat

April

April in Sonkajärvi can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Sonkajärvi in June, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Sonkajärvi in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

August

If you go to Sonkajärvi in August, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Sonkajärvi is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Sonkajärvi in October, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Sonkajärvi is frigid. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Rain coat

December

If you go to Sonkajärvi in December, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Very heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Insulated boots
  • Fleeces

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

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

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