How to Dress Right and Enjoy the Winter

Yes, it gets cold in Finland in the winter. But that’s no reason to stay indoors – just gear up right and make the most of the fresh white season.

Depending on location, winters in Finland last from four to six months between November and April. Temperatures range from zero to –35. We can’t argue below –30 isn’t freezing, but enjoying the Finnish winter is all about dressing right – and dressing right is all about layers.

Many are surprised by the fact that –20 doesn’t feel as cold as they’d imagined. That’s because the air is really fresh and dry. With the right outfit it is simply enjoyable winter weather.

Still not convinced? Well, the fact is there’s no real winter without snow and no snow without sub-zero temperatures. And winter is all about fun activities in the snow. Now gear up and get out there!


Depending on location, winter in Finland begins in November and can last up to five months, with temperatures ranging from a balmy zero to a lung-freezing minus 35.