It’s probably no surprise to read that Finland is a very popular vacation destination. What might surprise you, though, is that it makes just as much sense to visit Finland in the summer months as it does to visit in the winter. Sure, the Northern Lights and sled rides make a winter visit pretty amazing, but there are plenty of reasons to visit after the snow has melted, too. Here’s a look at just a few of those reasons.
First off, Finland’s temperatures in the summer months are nothing short of divine. If you’re on a beach somewhere with a huge body of water close at hand, you might not mind temperatures in the 90s (or even triple digits) but for many, that’s just a little too warm. In Finland, summer temperatures usually hang in the 70s for the entire season. In fact, 77 degrees Fahrenheit is considered “hot.”
While winter can be gorgeous in Finland, it can also get a little depressing, thanks to the fact that there are periods where it remains dark virtually 24 hours a day. The good news is that the opposite is true during the summer months. With nearly 24 hours of pure daylight during the summer, it means that you have more time to sightsee and enjoy the outdoors. However, you may find that adjusting your sleep schedule can be a bit of a challenge while visiting!
Finns love celebrations. Having been cooped up all winter, you’ll find that when the summer solstice rolls around (June 21st) Finns will throw some pretty stellar parties. It’s a kickoff of the summer season, and you’ll find no shortage of bonfires and barbecues. Look into renting your own lakeside cottage and celebrate like a local!
Finally, summer is a great time to visit Finland if you’re a nature lover. While it’s beautiful at times, all that snow can look a little bleak after an entire season. But when all that snow melts it leaves the forest floors rejuvenated, and you’ll see some gorgeous flowers sprouting up during the summer. Hit a hiking trail in the summertime to take in all of the Finnish flora and fauna and you won’t be disappointed.