14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (2023)

DayLocal TimeDirSpeed/
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Temp/
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HumidityPressureCloud AmountPrecip AmountWeather
Thu 01
Dec
14:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (1)
ENE

4 / 6mph 33 / 28°F 96% 1038mb

Low level cloud: 100%

Mid level cloud: 82%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (2)
17:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (3)
ENE

6 / 9mph 33 / 27°F 98% 1038mb

Low level cloud: 92%

Mid level cloud: 100%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.01In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.01In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (4)
20:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (5)
E

7 / 10mph 32 / 26°F 98% 1037mb

Low level cloud: 90%

Mid level cloud: 100%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.02In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.02In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (6)
23:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (7)
E

7 / 12mph 31 / 25°F 94% 1038mb

Low level cloud: 97%

Mid level cloud: 100%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.02In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.02In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (8)
Fri 02
Dec
02:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (9)
ENE

7 / 11mph 30 / 23°F 88% 1037mb

Low level cloud: 18%

Mid level cloud: 22%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

38%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (10)
05:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (11)
ENE

7 / 11mph 27 / 20°F 90% 1037mb

Low level cloud: 13%

Mid level cloud: 45%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: medium

86%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (12)
08:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (13)
ENE

6 / 11mph 27 / 20°F 88% 1037mb

Low level cloud: 5%

Mid level cloud: 18%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: medium

35%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (14)
11:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (15)
ENE

6 / 10mph 27 / 20°F 86% 1037mb

Low level cloud: 2%

Mid level cloud: 45%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: medium

55%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (16)
14:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (17)
ENE

7 / 10mph 28 / 21°F 85% 1037mb

Low level cloud: 2%

Mid level cloud: 49%

High level cloud: 48%

Most Significant Cloud Type: medium

56%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (18)
17:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (19)
ENE

7 / 11mph 26 / 18°F 89% 1036mb

Low level cloud: 11%

Mid level cloud: 20%

High level cloud: 3%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

18%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (20)
20:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (21)
NE

6 / 11mph 23 / 16°F 91% 1037mb

Low level cloud: 9%

Mid level cloud: 45%

High level cloud: 33%

Most Significant Cloud Type: medium

70%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (22)
23:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (23)
NE

6 / 10mph 23 / 16°F 90% 1036mb

Low level cloud: 6%

Mid level cloud: 63%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: medium

84%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (24)
Sat 03
Dec
02:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (25)
NE

6 / 11mph 22 / 15°F 88% 1036mb

Low level cloud: 7%

Mid level cloud: 86%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: medium

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (26)
05:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (27)
NE

5 / 11mph 21 / 14°F 91% 1035mb

Low level cloud: 32%

Mid level cloud: 86%

High level cloud: 94%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

73%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (28)
08:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (29)
NE

4 / 8mph 22 / 17°F 91% 1034mb

Low level cloud: 55%

Mid level cloud: 89%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

98%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (30)
11:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (31)
E

3 / 6mph 26 / 22°F 87% 1034mb

Low level cloud: 79%

Mid level cloud: 100%

High level cloud: 43%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (32)
14:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (33)
ESE

3 / 5mph 28 / 24°F 86% 1033mb

Low level cloud: 96%

Mid level cloud: 100%

High level cloud: 12%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (34)
17:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (35)
ESE

3 / 4mph 28 / 25°F 92% 1033mb

Low level cloud: 93%

Mid level cloud: 46%

High level cloud: 22%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (36)
20:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (37)
ESE

2 / 4mph 25 / 23°F 92% 1032mb

Low level cloud: 88%

Mid level cloud: 20%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (38)
23:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (39)
ESE

2 / 5mph 23 / 21°F 93% 1032mb

Low level cloud: 77%

Mid level cloud: 55%

High level cloud: 99%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (40)
Sun 04
Dec
02:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (41)
ESE

2 / 4mph 25 / 22°F 92% 1032mb

Low level cloud: 100%

Mid level cloud: 100%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (42)
05:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (43)
ESE

3 / 6mph 23 / 20°F 90% 1031mb

Low level cloud: 100%

Mid level cloud: 100%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (44)
08:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (45)
SE

3 / 6mph 25 / 21°F 91% 1031mb

Low level cloud: 92%

Mid level cloud: 100%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (46)
11:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (47)
SSE

3 / 5mph 28 / 25°F 90% 1031mb

Low level cloud: 93%

Mid level cloud: 100%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.01In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.01In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (48)
14:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (49)
SSE

2 / 3mph 30 / 28°F 96% 1031mb

Low level cloud: 73%

Mid level cloud: 45%

High level cloud: 33%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

92%

Expect 0.02In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.02In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (50)
17:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (51)
SE

2 / 3mph 29 / 27°F 97% 1031mb

Low level cloud: 78%

Mid level cloud: 100%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.04In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.04In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (52)
20:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (53)
SE

2 / 4mph 27 / 25°F 98% 1031mb

Low level cloud: 83%

Mid level cloud: 49%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.02In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.02In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (54)
23:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (55)
SSE

2 / 4mph 26 / 26°F 99% 1031mb

Low level cloud: 88%

Mid level cloud: 99%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.03In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.03In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (56)
Mon 05
Dec
02:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (57)
SE

2 / 3mph 26 / 26°F 99% 1031mb

Low level cloud: 90%

Mid level cloud: 87%

High level cloud: 92%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.03In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.03In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (58)
05:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (59)
SSE

2 / 5mph 25 / 22°F 99% 1030mb

Low level cloud: 92%

Mid level cloud: 100%

High level cloud: 97%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.03In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.03In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (60)
08:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (61)
S

2 / 4mph 26 / 24°F 99% 1030mb

Low level cloud: 92%

Mid level cloud: 49%

High level cloud: 32%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.03In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.03In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (62)
11:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (63)
SSW

2 / 4mph 30 / 28°F 97% 1030mb

Low level cloud: 93%

Mid level cloud: 47%

High level cloud: 0%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.01In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.01In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (64)
14:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (65)
WSW

2 / 3mph 32 / 31°F 98% 1030mb

Low level cloud: 96%

Mid level cloud: 44%

High level cloud: 0%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.01In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.01In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (66)
17:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (67)
NW

3 / 3mph 32 / 29°F 98% 1030mb

Low level cloud: 93%

Mid level cloud: 43%

High level cloud: 0%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.01In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.01In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (68)
20:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (69)
NW

3 / 4mph 29 / 27°F 97% 1030mb

Low level cloud: 97%

Mid level cloud: 18%

High level cloud: 0%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.01In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.01In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (70)
23:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (71)
NNW

2 / 3mph 28 / 26°F 97% 1030mb

Low level cloud: 100%

Mid level cloud: 5%

High level cloud: 0%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (72)
Tue 06
Dec
02:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (73)
NNE

1 / 2mph 27 / 27°F 96% 1030mb

Low level cloud: 94%

Mid level cloud: 1%

High level cloud: 5%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

95%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (74)
05:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (75)
SE

2 / 4mph 26 / 26°F 96% 1030mb

Low level cloud: 96%

Mid level cloud: 0%

High level cloud: 31%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.01In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.01In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (76)
08:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (77)
SSE

3 / 7mph 27 / 22°F 95% 1029mb

Low level cloud: 98%

Mid level cloud: 2%

High level cloud: 32%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (78)
11:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (79)
SSE

4 / 8mph 29 / 24°F 93% 1029mb

Low level cloud: 86%

Mid level cloud: 11%

High level cloud: 14%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

91%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (80)
14:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (81)
SSE

5 / 7mph 31 / 26°F 92% 1028mb

Low level cloud: 81%

Mid level cloud: 2%

High level cloud: 32%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

85%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (82)
17:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (83)
SSE

4 / 6mph 30 / 26°F 94% 1026mb

Low level cloud: 59%

Mid level cloud: 1%

High level cloud: 32%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

63%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (84)
20:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (85)
S

4 / 8mph 29 / 24°F 94% 1025mb

Low level cloud: 100%

Mid level cloud: 1%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (86)
23:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (87)
S

5 / 9mph 28 / 22°F 95% 1024mb

Low level cloud: 100%

Mid level cloud: 2%

High level cloud: 87%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (88)
Wed 07
Dec
02:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (89)
SSW

6 / 13mph 26 / 19°F 89% 1022mb

Low level cloud: 100%

Mid level cloud: 4%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (90)
05:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (91)
SW

4 / 9mph 25 / 19°F 88% 1020mb

Low level cloud: 93%

Mid level cloud: 14%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (92)
08:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (93)
SSW

4 / 8mph 26 / 21°F 91% 1019mb

Low level cloud: 89%

Mid level cloud: 25%

High level cloud: 33%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (94)
11:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (95)
SSW

4 / 6mph 29 / 25°F 88% 1018mb

Low level cloud: 92%

Mid level cloud: 44%

High level cloud: 48%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (96)
14:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (97)
S

3 / 4mph 30 / 28°F 91% 1016mb

Low level cloud: 86%

Mid level cloud: 44%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (98)
17:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (99)
SE

2 / 4mph 30 / 28°F 90% 1015mb

Low level cloud: 88%

Mid level cloud: 94%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (100)
20:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (101)
E

2 / 4mph 28 / 26°F 96% 1014mb

Low level cloud: 73%

Mid level cloud: 90%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.01In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.01In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (102)
23:00

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (103)
ENE

4 / 6mph 27 / 22°F 95% 1014mb

Low level cloud: 88%

Mid level cloud: 46%

High level cloud: 100%

Most Significant Cloud Type: low

100%

Expect 0.00In of precipitation over the past 3 hours.

0.00In

14 Day Long Range Forecast for Helsinki | Local (104)

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FAQs

What is the coldest month in Helsinki? ›

July is the hottest month in Helsinki with an average temperature of 16.5°C (62°F) and the coldest is February at -5.5°C (22°F). The wettest month is August with an average of 90mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 13. °C (55°F).

What is the rainiest month in Finland? ›

The wetter season lasts 7.3 months, from June 14 to January 25, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Helsinki is November, with an average of 9.4 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation. The drier season lasts 4.7 months, from January 25 to June 14.

What is the best time of year to visit Helsinki? ›

If you're asking when is the best time to visit Finland for its capital, Helsinki, choose May, early June or September, when it's at its liveliest – though you'll find plenty going on throughout the year.

What is the coldest it has ever been in Finland? ›

The lowest temperature recorded in Helsinki is -34.3°C (1987). The lowest temperature recorded at any weather station in Finland as of 2010 is -51.5°C (1999).

Is it dark for 6 months in Finland? ›

Midnight sun and polar night

In Finnish Lapland, the sun sets in late November and generally does not rise until mid-January. This can last as long as 50 days in northern Finland.

Which city is warmest in Finland? ›

The highest temperature ever recorded is 37.2 °C (99.0 °F) (Liperi, July 29, 2010). The lowest, −51.5 °C (−60.7 °F) (Kittilä, January 28, 1999).

What is Finland's national dish? ›

Karelian stew has been voted as the national food of Finland.

What is the sunniest city in Finland? ›

Naantali – the sunniest town in Finland

Naantali has many stories to tell and they're best discovered on a guided walking tour or a boat cruise. Naantali is also the site of the President's summer residence, Kultaranta, and guided tours in its beautiful garden are arranged for visitors during the summer months.

What is Helsinki best known for? ›

Helsinki is well-known for its innovative art, culture and architecture, so it's no surprise that underneath the city's surface, a unique subculture is on the rise. And while techno music and underground dance parties are nothing new for Helsinki, what is notable is the vast number and variety of these events.

How many days are enough for Helsinki? ›

3 days in Helsinki is the ideal amount of time to see this fascinating Scandinavian city. It's not the most well-visited city in Europe, but it has its attractions! Have you been to Helsinki?

Are the Northern Lights visible in Helsinki? ›

Can you see the Northern Lights in Helsinki? Sadly, no. Helsinki is too far south and has a lot of light pollution. However, if there is a period of intense solar activity, the Northern Lights can become visible as far as Helsinki.

When can you see aurora borealis in Helsinki? ›

Increase your chances of witnessing the aurora by taking advantage of the long Finnish winter nights. Between December and early April, the dark skies will allow you to see the aurora borealis clearly.

Which country is colder Finland or Sweden? ›

Sweden. Rounding out the Scandinavian triplets, Sweden averages a mere seventeen-hundredths of a degree warmer than Finland, with a yearly average of 36.71°F (2.62°C). Sweden's Lapland dominates the cold here, too. On February 2, 1966, the lowest recorded temperature peaked at -62.7°F(-52.6°C).

Is it colder in Sweden or Finland? ›

World's coldest countries by average yearly temperature
RankCountryAverage temperature
6Finland1.35
7Iceland1.35
8Sweden1.55
9Tajikistan3,03
12 more rows
3 Oct 2020

What makes Finland so happy? ›

Simply put, things work well in Finland: public services run smoothly, there are low levels of crime and corruption, and there is an earned trust between the government and the public. All of this works together to create a functioning society and a culture of looking out for everyone.

What is the longest day in Finland? ›

The June solstice (summer solstice) in Helsinki is at 12:13 pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. In terms of daylight, this day is 13 hours, 7 minutes longer than the December solstice. In most locations north of the equator, the longest day of the year is around this date.

What is the shortest day in Finland? ›

The December solstice (winter solstice) in Helsinki is at 11:48 pm on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. In terms of daylight, this day is 13 hours, 7 minutes shorter than the June solstice. In most locations north of the equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date.

Where is the best place to live in Finland? ›

If you like Scandinavian countries, some of the best places to live in Finland are Helsinki, Rovaniemi, and Oulu. Espoo, Turku, Tampere, Savonlinna, and Rauma are other great options.

Which city in Finland has the best weather? ›

Liperi. The sole place on this list of the warmest places in Finland that doesn't sit down in the continental climactic zone deep at the southwestern end of the country, Liperi is actually a part of North Karelia.

What is a typical Finnish breakfast? ›

Traditional Finnish breakfast dishes

Breakfast is usually served at 7-8 am and consists of such satisfying meals as oat or rice porridge, rye bread with herb cheese and salt-cured salmon, eggs, traditional pastries and pies with fruit jam, and yogurt with freshly picked berries.

How do you greet a Finnish person? ›

When greeting, the parties shake hands and make eye contact. A deep bow denotes special respect – in normal circumstances, a nod of the head is enough. A Finnish handshake is brief and firm, and involves no supporting gestures such as touching the shoulder or upper arm.

What is Finland's national drink? ›

One way to celebrate is by saying “kippis” and raising a glass of Finland's national beverage, lonkero, also known as long drink. Traditionally, long drinks were made with gin, distilled from Finland's Juniper berries, and grapefruit soda.

What is the coldest city in Finland? ›

Finland's coldest place in January is to be found in North Karelia. Over the past month the average temperature in Tohmajärvi has been -22 degrees Celsius.

Is Finland dark most of the year? ›

Summer in Finland is a spectacular time of the year. For those who venture north of the Arctic Circle, the sun does not set at all from May to August, while further south the sun can be visible for nearly around the clock during June and July.

Does Finland have harsh winters? ›

Finland is one of the northernmost areas in the world with a permanent population. Winter in Finland varies in duration from about three to seven months, depending on the part of the country, but regardless of location, it's cold, dark and snowy.

Do and don'ts in Finland? ›

These are some to remember when visiting the country.
  • Don't cover up in the sauna. ...
  • Don't enter the sauna with the opposite sex. ...
  • Don't pet the reindeer. ...
  • Don't assume everyone speaks English. ...
  • Don't assume everyone wants to talk. ...
  • Don't feed the wildlife. ...
  • Don't underdress for the winter.
11 Aug 2017

What are three popular foods in Finland? ›

7 classic Finnish dishes you need to try!
  • Bread cheese or Finnish squeaky cheese.
  • Classic Finnish rye bread.
  • Creamy salmon soup.
  • Karelian pasties/pies.
  • Sautéed reindeer.
  • Blood dumpling soup.
  • Salty liquorice.
27 Jan 2022

Is English widely spoken in Helsinki? ›

The majority of Helsinki-dwellers speak English in addition to their mother tongue of Finnish or Swedish, often along with some other foreign language such as German, French or Spanish. The metropolitan region has many inhabitants who have a mother tongue other than Finnish or Swedish.

Is Tallinn cheaper than Helsinki? ›

Cost of living in Helsinki (Finland) is 53% more expensive than in Tallinn (Estonia)

How walkable is Helsinki? ›

As a rather quaint capital city, Helsinki is an ideal city where you can go on a walk or even a hike if you wish to be one with your thoughts or simply to enjoy the peace and quiet this Nordic society has to offer. There are plenty of places where you can calm your nerves, either alone or with others.

How long is the ferry ride from Helsinki to Tallinn? ›

The typical crossing time for ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn is approximately 2h 10m.

What is the best month to see aurora in Finland? ›

The Best Time of the Year The best months to see Aurora in Finland are September-October, February-March. Statistic proofs it: springtime (March) and autumn (September) contain the most "geomagnetically disturbed days" which means Aurora activity.

Is Finland or Norway better for Northern Lights? ›

Norway is undoubtedly the best place for seeing the northern lights in Scandinavia, especially if you want to capture the aurora dancing above spectacular fjords and waterfalls. However, Sweden and Finland are both great options if you want to see the northern lights on a smaller budget.

What do the Finns call the Northern Lights? ›

In Finnish, the Northern Lights are called “revontulet” which means “fox fires” when translated word-to-word.

How far in advance can aurora be predicted? ›

As a naturally occurring phenomenon, the appearance of the Northern Lights is notoriously difficult to predict any further in advance than about two hours before it happens.

What time is aurora most active? ›

The aurora is at its most active around the equinoxes in March and September. The Northern Lights most commonly appear between 17:00 and 02:00. They don't usually exhibit for long – they may only show for a few minutes, then glide away before returning.

What time of night is best for aurora? ›

November through to February offer the darkest skies and longer evenings for maximum sky-gazing. The strongest lights tend to appear between 9pm and 2am, though the best sightings often occur between 11pm and midnight.

Should I go to Norway or Finland? ›

Norway is a very expensive country to visit, but if you have the money, it is well worth the trip. Finland is also a Scandinavian country, and is relatively expensive when compared to the rest of Europe. It is generally more affordable than Norway though, so if you're short on funds, Finland may be a better option.

Which Nordic country has the best weather? ›

Stockholm, Sweden has on average the warmest summer of the Nordic capitals, with an average maximum temperature of 23 °C (73 °F) in July; Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki have an average July maximum temperature of 22 °C (72 °F).

Should I go to Sweden Norway or Finland? ›

As I said, I would really only recommend Finland as a winter destination. In the summer, for example, Sweden and Norway have much more to offer in terms of natural beauty. However, if you are crazy about forests, lakes and mosquitoes then Finland in the summer is really something for.

How do Finnish people heat their homes? ›

The current market is dominated by air-source heat pumps, but ground-source heat pumps also play a starring role: there are more than 100,000 geothermal wells across Finland with a combined depth of 20,000km – half the earth's circumference.

What is the best month to visit Helsinki? ›

The best time to travel to Finland to visit Helsinki is between May and September. During these months there is little rainfall and a maximum temperature of 26ºC in July. The city, having a continental climate, has hot summers and very cold winters.

What is the coldest city in Scandinavia? ›

Røros sits in the uplands and interior, and is one of the coldest places in Europe during winter. The coldest temperature measured in Røros is -50,4°C on 13 January 1914. This is the lowest temperature measured in the southern part of Norway which makes it one the coldest places in the country.

What is the warmest city in Finland? ›

The highest temperature ever recorded is 37.2 °C (99.0 °F) (Liperi, July 29, 2010). The lowest, −51.5 °C (−60.7 °F) (Kittilä, January 28, 1999).

What is the 2nd coldest country in the world? ›

Bordering Russia and China in Central Asia, Kazakhstan is recognized as the second coldest country of the world.

Is Finland the coldest country? ›

Finland is the second-coldest Scandinavian country, at 36.54°F (2.52°C). Lapland, the northernmost region of Finland, holds the record for lowest recorded temperature every month except December when Eastern Finland reached -52.6°F (-47.0°C) in 1919.

Does it always snow in Helsinki? ›

There is snow in Helsinki during the winter but the time it arrives is not always consistent. By mid-January snow is all but guaranteed, but it often arrives earlier.

Does it snow in Helsinki Finland? ›

In Helsinki, the average temperature in winter has been around minus 3.5 degrees Celsius. The first snow has fallen on average in mid-October, and permanent snow cover is usually achieved on the last day of the year. The capital's snow record was set in 1966, when 89 centimetres of snow was measured.

Is Montreal colder than Helsinki? ›

Montreal is colder than other stereotypically frigid European cities too, including Helsinki (where it's -3 C, according to The Weather Network), Saint Petersburg (-6 C) and the northern Norway municipality of Tromsø (-13 C per The Weather Channel).

Is Finland colder than Norway? ›

Finland is the coldest of the three countries, with a predominantly subarctic climate. The southern coast has a mild continental climate with enjoyable summers and temperatures that are between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius in the summer.

What Scandinavian country is the coldest? ›

The lowest winter temperatures in Iceland are usually somewhere between −25 °C (−13 °F) and −30 °C (−22 °F), although the lowest temperature ever recorded on Iceland was −39.7 °C (−39 °F). In Norway, the coastal regions have mild winters, while further inland winter is much colder.

What is the snowiest place in Finland? ›

Rovaniemi airport retains the highest snow level in Finland despite losing a few centimetres over the weekend due to wind and condensation.

Do they speak English in Finland? ›

There are only a little over twenty thousand native speakers of English in Finland, but due to being a competitive and educated nations, the majority of Finns speak it as their second language. 70% of the population can speak English fluently.

Is Helsinki worth visiting in winter? ›

The winter season brings a whole new vibe to the capital of Finland. Glistening with lights and covered in calming darkness, Helsinki offers plenty of interesting activities during the coldest months of the year.

Why is Finland the happiest country in the world? ›

“Many things are undeniably good here – beautiful nature, we're well governed, lots of things are in order,” the business owner said. The country of vast forests and lakes is also known for its well-functioning public services, ubiquitous saunas, widespread trust in authority and low levels of crime and inequality.

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