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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 Finland

Peak Season: May to September

The long days of Finland’s summer (the sun never completely sets in June and July) make it by far the best time of year to visit. Hotel rates are generally higher, but to see the country and its people in full glow, it’s worth it. Some attractions (especially outside of larger cities) are only open during this period.

Off Season: October to January

The days shrink rapidly through Finland’s autumn, and by December the sun appears for just six hours at a time (and only then through a thick, omnipresent cloud-cover). Still, the Christmas season is undeniably picturesque and there’s usually plenty of snow for winter sports, so long as you don’t mind doing them in the dark.

Sweet Spot: February to April

Even before spring springs, the days get longer, temperatures get warmer, and the collective Finnish spirit lifts. Hotels are mostly cheaper than in summer – except in skiing areas, as this is peak ski season for tourists and locals alike.

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