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

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

When to go to Southern Finland, Finland

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

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

January

January in Southern Finland is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Southern Finland is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Southern Finland can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Southern Finland can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Southern Finland in June, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Southern Finland is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September is cold. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Southern Finland is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Southern Finland, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Southern Finland is very cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Southern Finland is freezing. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Southern Finland, 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 Southern Finland
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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