Finland What to Pack

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Finland What to Pack

  • I know it sounds obvious.

    I mentioned in my introduction page that I visited Finland in February and March and it was cold, very cold. We spent most of our time in the North of the country and it was below -20 degrees C. As the title suggests it is obvious but you really do need to pack for extremely cold and snowy conditions. You should certainly consider thermals, stout...

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  • Prepare for extreme daytimes and...

    Finland is so far up north than, even in its southernmost cities such as Helsinki, your sleeping habits may be disrupted by the extreme daylight around the summer solstice or lack of it around the winter solstice.Therefore, if you are traveling to Finland in June or July, a sleeping mask could be essential to get a full night's sleep, especially...

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  • General

    Rucksack or any light travelling bag for your walking and tour in Finland. The bag certainly will become handy when you do your minor shopping especially for postcards and small souvenirs. Light clothing complete with light jackets in summer and thick winter jackets in winter as winter can be as cold as -20 degrees Celcius. We have been to Finland...

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  • what to wear in lapland and other tips

    I got so feb up with looking on the net on what to wear that I thought I would collate all in the info I found and put it all in one place, I hope that it is of some help to those of you visiting lapland in the winterwww.lapland.fruitbandit.com

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  • Jacket and good shoes is a must!

    Jacket and good shoes is a must as you'll use it for sure! Also while traveling there in summer take not only T-shirts, but a warm sweater too. A good camera will let you to fix the beauty of finnish nature.

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  • Packing List

    When you come to Finland, take with you a bag that doesn't weigh too much, because you probably need to walk some time before you get to your final destination. Or if you need to take a lot of stuff with you, pack them to a bag you can pull or carry easily! In summer time Finland it's not too hot, but you'd better take summer clothes with you. In...

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  • Winter wear

    Wear plenty of layers of natural clothing. The winter can be bitterly cold but normally there is no wind and the air is dry. Drink plenty of water and use the saunas when you get back from your day's journey! The coldest I experienced was -31C but felt comfortable because I was dressed properly.

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  • Phto Equipment

    whenever, wherever, whateverjust don't miss a good shot, you know you'll be sorry for it afterwards

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  • It's warmer than you think.

    Bring a pair of shorts in Summer. I made the mistake of thinking I wouldn't need any, as I come from Seattle, and you don't need them in Sea-town. Wrong. Finland can get quite warm in the Summer. Mosquito repellant, epecially if you're going to go anywhere near the woods. And with Europe's most expansive forests, how could you not? You'll be...

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  • Packing List

    I use to bring as little as possible, as usually it turns out, I don't need lots of stuff while travelling. So a big backpack for clothes and such and a little one as hand baggage should be enough. Finns seem to be very casual about clothing, so you'll rarely encounter strict dress codes at nightspots or restaurants. You should pack warm clothes...

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  • winter gear

    take for a moment the possibility that you are wading in half a meter snow against the wind at minus 25 degrees celsius... well, yes, congratulations, you are in Finland and it is winter - any idea what to wear? You absolutely want to wear good protection for your feet and head, so don't be stingy - you are here to enjoy the nature after all....

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  • Spring to Autumn

    Spring begins in April in the very south and in May in the north. It is characterized by temperatures up to 15°C. It may happen that the snow does not melt until June. As soon as the snow has gone the growing season starts.Summer starts in June and is characterized by daily highs above +15°C. The sun in the regions north of the Arctic Circle does...

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  • Winter in Finland

    Finland is located between the 60th and 70th degree of longitude. It is a bit influenced by the Golf Stream. In winter, the mean temperature remains below freezing point, but sometimes warm air masses can raise the daily high above 0°C (32°C) in the south. Winter usually begins in October in Lapland and in November in the rest of Finland. It is...

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  • Take warm clothes even in summer

    Despite of 16 or more hours of sunshine in summer it can get really cold in Lapland. We have experienced two nights with frost in August.

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  • Packing your suitcase...

    If you come here in winter, bring warm clothes and a good, warm coat. The temperature can be +5 C and raining, but it can also be -30 C.In summer, pack your t-shirts and shorts, but take along a pair of jeans and a shirt with long sleeves as well. It can be +30 C and clear blue skies, but it can also be +15 C with nothing but rain, rain, rain.

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  • No mosquito worries at Fall

    Going to Lapland and worrying about mosquitos? Switch July to late August or early September? It is extremely beautiful, colorful and no mosquitos at all. It might be little chiller, but very easy to still sleep outside. And if you have a dog, don't let it home. It is wondeful to hike with dogs and they love it.

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  • All you need is love... and MONEY!

    During the winter prepare for cold weather.During the summer prepare for sun, rain and wind.You could need your gloves and some warmer clothes even in summer and at least during spring and autumn. Finland may turn out to be pretty expensive (especially alcohol and petrol/gasoline are), so take all the money you can get with you.

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  • Packing List

    In the photo you see the first snow in Lapland. Fall (autumn) may be rainy in Finland. Summers are usually pleasantly dry and sunny (daytime temperatures usually between +15 and +25 degrees Celsius) - but occasionally wet. So don´t forget your umbrella home. A summer climate in Finland is more rainy than in the Mediterranean area but not so rainy...

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  • Packing List

    An extra, empty bag is necessary for all the Finnish design that you want to take home with you! As you'll love the nature there, be sure to bring good shoes and other clothes fitted for a long walk in all kinds of weather.During winter it is freezing cold - and I do mean freezing cold nowhere in Finland you go! So bring lots of lots of thich...

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  • Packing List

    Anunanu wrote at Apr 9 10:45:02 PST:> You can never be sure, but usually in August it is about +20-25C and sunny. Water temperature is +18 maybe little more. August and July are the warmest months in Finland :). School starts around 15th of August.

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  • Packing List

    If travelling in summer it is advisable to have a light pullover or a jacket(although summer people from warm countries might find it as cold as their winter).When going there in winter make sure you have clothes which can keep you warm in temp as low as -30 degrees Celcius In winter make sure you have shoes with good grips to be able to walk on...

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  • Packing List

    In winter time:Take warm clothes and a lot of them. Summer time: Something for hot days and something for cold day, there may be both of them. You can get all of those from drug stores Beach: Use bikini... Most of the Finnish ladies are so shame of their bodies that they do not dare to wear bikini.

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  • Packing List

    Lot´s and Lot´s of mosquito oil or spray or anything that prevent´s the mosquitos of biting..(isn´t of course a need if you come in the winter)And also if you come in autumn here is a bug called hirvikärpänen, something like elkfly if you translate it directly, they don´t reallly bite but it´s not so fun when you feel them walking around in your...

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  • Packing List

    Winter: Must have beside a good jacket, also a scarf, gloves and hat too. Good shoes are a must.Summer: Light jacket and some warm clothes but also shorts/skirts & t-shirts. Sandals.There is 200,000 lakes here and over 1000 miles of sea beaches, in most you can swim nude, but have a Swimming suit for the crowded places. Winter: Lips...

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  • Packing List

    warm clothes (it can get cool during the night in the summer as well, so at least a sweater should be packed) something to keep the mosquitos away!!!

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  • Packing List

    When coming for winter sporting purposes into Finland, bag should be big, light and green. White one can be lost in the snow. Warm underwear esp. during JAN-FEB. Helly Hansen or Craft are best ones tested. Special warm winter sporting socks, sporting gloves and cap, SUNGLASSES (Oakley, Serengeti or similar) ! Jägermeister. Digital camera with...

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  • Packing List

    All depends on how you plan to move around the country; back pack, heavy luggage... Appropriate for the type of trip you plan. But one thing is for sure; do take lots of warm clothes with you if you come during the winter months (October-March)!!! The Finnish winter is cold&long...Summer time is lovely here, only too short. Shorts etc. will do,...

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  • Packing List

    Even in summer it can be quite cold so don't forget a jumper. But it can be reaaaally hot, too! In summernights there are mosquitos everywhere (apart from in the city!) -- But don't bring your mosquito spray! Buy some there, it's definitely stronger! Take a dictionary. It will help you in restaurants when there is no English menu! Otherwise you...

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  • Packing List

    It's better you bring a raincoat with you. I hate umbrellas, cause I forget them everywhere, but at times you strongly need them so... bring it too. Weather changes abruptly and many times a day. My standard formula in northern countries is dressing in multiple layers so that you don't remain just with your bra if suddenly it's hot. If you're a...

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  • Packing List

    If in winter just bring plenty of warm layers, hat, gloves and scarf...and good boots.....In summer the weather is quite warm..

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