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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Helsinki

Peak Season: May to September

Hotel prices peak just before Finland’s season of eternal sunshine, which often finds the Finns in a mood just as sunny (with temps in the high 60s). The summer solstice celebration is the biggest of the season’s many street parties and festivals.

Off Season: October to January

With slushy snow and just a few hours of bleak, bluish sunlight in December and January, indoor pursuits are king (luckily, bars and saunas are plentiful). January is the coldest month, with average temperatures in the 20s.

Sweet Spot: February to April

The ski season is in full swing come February, with average temperatures spanning from the 30s in February to the 50s in April. Hotels prices are just slightly above low-season rates.

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