Are you planning your winter adventure in Finland? Wondering about what to wear in the Finnish winter? Don’t worry about the chilly weather, as millions of people live here happily year after year. The secret? It's all about layering up!
How cold does it get? Well, statistically speaking, January is the coldest month of the year, and the farther north you go, the colder it tends to be. The average temperature in Finnish Lapland during winter is -14 °C / 6.8 °F with occasional dips to even -30 °C / - 22 °F. Meanwhile, in the south on the coast of Helsinki, the climate is noticeably milder, somewhere around -5 °C / 23 °F. Brace yourself for some wind, especially atop the fells and along the coastlines. For more details on climate and weather in Finland, have a look on our climate and weather page. For real-time weather updates, try, for example, the Finnish Meteorological Institute’s site and search for your travel destination. And if you are still looking for inspiration on the best things to do during the winter, check out our top tips!
Read on to learn what to pack, where to get the items you need, and how to enjoy winter in Finland like a seasoned local.