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Finland in April
Written by Sruthi Suresh on May 20, 2022 Share on

Finland in April – A Complete Guide for a Perfect Spring Vacation!

Finland in April is when most of the country is waking up after a long hibernation. It ushers in a variety of new fashions to experiment, with heavy coats replaced by lighter jackets. The buzzing crowd near shopping centres and coffee shops signal the celebration in the air. April also marks the beginning of various cultural events in the country. But why should you visit Finland during this time? It is when the effects of long winters fade away to give you favourable weather for the trip. Continue reading to learn more about visiting Finland in April.

Also read: Find Out Why World’s Happiest Country, Finland, Should Be On Every Traveller’s Bucketlist

 

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Finland in April – Weather

April in Finland offers a lovely spring yet the temperature lingers more on the colder edge. The average temperature of Finland in April can be expected in the range of 4oC to 11oC. The short Spring is characterized by mild winds, clear sky and short spells of rain making it well-preferred by tourists to pay a visit. The majority of the Finnish parts experience roughly around 135 hours of sunshine during April gradually making it to the summer. April is also the month of least rainfall summing up to 35 millimetres on the whole.

Also read: Finland in January – Weather, What to Pack, Places to Visit and More!

What to pack for Finland in April

It is advisable to carry warm clothes along with some breathable spring wear. Have a look at the checklist below to have an idea about an ideal trolley for April! It’s time to bring your style statements to life.

  • Sweaters
  • Scarves and mufflers
  • Gloves
  • Floral spring wear
  • T-Shirts
  • Pair of jeans
  • Accessories like shades, handbags and neckpieces
  • Waterproof Boots and shoes
What to pack for Finland in April
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Places to stay in Finland in April

Finland offers some of the best views for you to cherish. Melting of the snow-filled mountains, bright sunshine and a clear sky is too good to enjoy from a perfect hotel room. Here are some of the most visited hotels in Finland in April

  • Wilderness – Hotel Inari and Igloos (Inarinti, Inari)
  • Arctic Light Hotel (Rovaniemi)
  • Runo Hotel (Porvoo)
  • Atelje (Tahkovuori)
  • Hotel Katajanokka (Helsinki)

Also read: Finland in February: A Complete Guide

Places to visit in Finland in April

1. Siida Museum

The Siida Museum in Inari celebrates Laplanders of Finland, also known as Sami. The Sámi Museum collaborates with museums in the Nordic nations and Russia to preserve Sámi culture. This site preserves the rich heritage of the locals and tells you everything about their impact on the country. You can visit the open-air museum and other temporary exhibitions inside the premises.

  • Location: Inari
  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)
  • Entry fee: Starting from 15 euros

Also read: 13 Top Reasons to Visit Finland ~ The Happiest Country in the World

Museum in Finland
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2. Suomenlinna Fortress

The sea fortification of Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the coast of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The castle was formed during three historical periods during which it assisted in the defence of Sweden, Russia, and finally Finland. You can avail the option of guided tours by booking in advance to know more about the fort. Restaurants in the vicinity of the site are the best gastronomic centres.

  • Location: Helsinki
  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
  • Entry fee: Free. However, you have to pay for the boat that takes you to the fort

Also read: The Perfect 5 Day Finland itinerary for a Fabulous Vacation

Suomenlinna Fortress
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3. Ranua Zoo

The Ranua zoo is Lapland’s most popular family destination that allows the opportunity to view arctic creatures throughout the year. It hosts around 50 species and individual animals in the best of their natural environments. Your kids are going to have a gala time visiting the zoo.

  • Location: Lapland
  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM everyday
  • Entry fee: 70 euros for a family
 Ranua Zoo in Finland in April
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4. Kamppi Chapel of Silence

Kamppi, as a significant commercial centre in Helsinki, has plenty of activity. It is identified as one of Helsinki’s busiest areas, with a lot of activities to keep you engaged. Contrary to the prayers that take place in chapels, this place is solely to provide you with a brief respite from the constant outside noise. The interior design of the site is as admirable as the outside. The beautifully designed ceiling of the chapel lets in sunlight to add bliss to the silence. All you need to do is sit on one of the chairs, close your eyes and take a deep breath to connect with your subconscious mind. The spiritual vibes of Kampii will come all by themselves.

  • Location: Helenski
  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Entry fee: Free

Also read: 10 Top Attractions in Helsinki, Finland to Visit in 2021

Kamppi Chapel of Silence
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5. Turku Castle

The historic Turku Castle dates back over 700 years. It was built as a fortification for the Swedish monarchs in the 1280s on an island near the mouth of the River Aura. It hosts some of the greatest art pieces of the medieval era offering a breathtaking sight. Book a guided tour to know about the enthralling stories of the castle’s survival.

  • Location: Turku
  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM (Monday- Saturday)
  • Entry fee: 5 euros to 12 euros
Finland in Aprli, Turku castle
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Frequently asked questions about Finland in April

1. Where is Finland located?

Finland is located in the region of Northern Europe

2. Is it advisable to visit Finland in April?

Visiting Finland in April is preferred mostly as there exists moderate weather to keep you warm.

3. How accessible are the sightseeing locations in Finland?

Each of the locations in Finland is easy to reach by train or local buses. However, be prepared to walk long distances inside the destinations as most of them are humongous heritage sites.

The beauty of Finland in April mesmerises its visitors to enjoy every bit of their stay. Are you looking out to plan a satisfying trip to the happiest country with your family? You are at the right place. Draft out a perfect agenda with Pickyourtrail by having a look at the various Finland holiday packages. You can very well customise your Finland itinerary and choose to extend your vacation. Check now to avail interesting packages at amazing deals.

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