Best time to go to Finland for a perfect weather and where to go?

Find the perfect time to visit Finland from seasonal averages in many locations like Jyväskylä or Sodankylä, below.

When is the best time to go to Finland?

When is the best time to go to Finland? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Finland, the weather is at least tolerable in July and August
  • The best months to go to Helsinki are June, July and August
  • On average, the warmest months in Helsinki are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is February
  • The rainiest months in this city are August, October, November and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Helsinki, Masku, Turku, Alajärvi, Iisalmi, Imatra, Jämsä, Joutseno, Kirkkonummi, Lappeenranta, Lohja, Mäntsälä, Mikkeli, Oravais, Porvoo, Riihimäki, Salo, Savonlinna, Seinäjoki, Siilinjärvi, Vantaa and Varkaus, with good weather at least 3 months a year

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Finland for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January -11°C to -1°C
45%
February -9°C to -1°C
44%
March -6°C to 1°C
42%
April -1°C to 6°C
44%
May 7°C to 14°C
36%
June 12°C to 17°C
44%
July 17°C to 22°C
45%
August 14°C to 20°C
47%
September 9°C to 15°C
41%
October 1°C to 9°C
38%
November -3°C to 6°C
51%
December -7°C to 3°C
55%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Finland by cities

Helsinki

Best time to go to Helsinki

The best months to go to Helsinki are june, july and august.

Lapland (Rovaniemi)

Best time to go to Lapland (Rovaniemi)

The best months to go to Lapland (Rovaniemi) are june, july and august.

Jyväskylä

Best time to go to Jyväskylä

The best months to go to Jyväskylä are may, june, july, august and september.

Kuopio

Best time to go to Kuopio

The best months to go to Kuopio are july and august.

Masku

Best time to go to Masku

The best months to go to Masku are june, july and august.

Tampere

Best time to go to Tampere

The best months to go to Tampere are may, june, july, august and september.


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Temperatures and rainfall in Finland

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Finland and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Helsinki, Lapland (Rovaniemi), Jyväskylä, Kuopio and Masku, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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48% 49% 41% 40% 34% 37% 38% 47% 40% 40% 52% 60%
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Where to go in Finland?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Helsinki1°C1°C2°C7°C14°C18°C22°C21°C16°C9°C6°C3°C
Lapland (Rovaniemi)-8°C-7°C-3°C2°C11°C16°C21°C18°C12°C4°C-1°C-5°C
Jyväskylä-1°C-1°C1°C6°C15°C19°C23°C21°C15°C7°C3°C1°C
Kuopio-1°C-0°C1°C5°C14°C18°C22°C20°C14°C6°C3°C1°C
Masku1°C1°C2°C7°C14°C18°C22°C21°C16°C9°C6°C3°C
Tampere-1°C-0°C2°C7°C16°C19°C24°C21°C16°C8°C4°C2°C
Turku1°C1°C2°C7°C14°C18°C22°C21°C16°C9°C6°C3°C
Alajärvi-5°C-4°C-0°C6°C15°C19°C23°C21°C15°C7°C3°C-2°C
Ekenäs-1°C-1°C1°C6°C12°C16°C20°C20°C16°C9°C6°C3°C
Forssa-4°C-3°C1°C7°C16°C19°C23°C21°C16°C8°C3°C-1°C
Hämeenlinna-4°C-3°C1°C7°C16°C19°C23°C21°C16°C7°C3°C-1°C
Hamina-1°C-1°C1°C6°C13°C17°C21°C20°C16°C9°C6°C3°C
Hanko1°C1°C2°C5°C11°C15°C19°C19°C16°C11°C7°C4°C
Haukipudas-6°C-5°C-1°C4°C12°C17°C22°C19°C14°C6°C2°C-2°C
Heinola-4°C-3°C-0°C7°C16°C20°C24°C21°C16°C7°C3°C-1°C
Iisalmi-6°C-5°C-1°C5°C14°C18°C22°C20°C14°C6°C2°C-2°C
Ilomantsi-7°C-6°C-2°C4°C15°C18°C23°C20°C14°C5°C1°C-4°C
Imatra-5°C-4°C-0°C7°C16°C20°C24°C22°C16°C8°C3°C-1°C
Ingå-1°C-1°C1°C6°C12°C16°C20°C20°C16°C9°C6°C3°C
Jakobstad-2°C-2°C-0°C4°C10°C14°C19°C18°C14°C8°C4°C1°C

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Is this weather information for Finland reliable?

Climate data for Finland has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Finland allows us to determine the average for each month in Helsinki, Lapland (Rovaniemi), Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Masku, Tampere, Turku, Alajärvi, and 61 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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