When to visit Lapland in Finland

Lapland is a region in northern Finland and is known for both its winter and summer activities.

Overall, the best time to visit Lapland depends on your interests and what you want to do while there. If you have specific activities in mind, it would be a good idea to research the weather and conditions during different times of the year to determine the best time to visit.


Visit Lapland in Winter

Lapland is a northern Finland region known for its winter activities, such as skiing and snowboarding; if you are interested in these activities, the best time to visit Finnish Lapland is from December to March.

See more: Ski resorts in Finland

During this time, the weather is cold and snowy, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

Many tourists visit Finland in the winter months to discover the fantastic Northern Lights, which you can explore all over Finnish Lapland.

See more: The Northern Lights in Finland

Visit Lapland in Summer

However, if you are not interested in winter sports, you may consider visiting Lapland during the summer, when the weather is milder and the days are longer. During the summer, you can enjoy hiking, fishing, and golfing.

If you visit Finland in the summer, the sun will shine most of the day because the position of Finnish Lapland means that the sun is not going down behind the horizon.

 See more: The midnight sun in Finland