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Finland in December
Written by Shrinidhi H on June 5, 2022 Share on

Finland in December – Spend your winter holiday using our guide!

Finland is well-known for being the Happiest Country in the World and also having the best quality education and the purest air in the world. In Finland, December is the middle of winter, which means freezing weather and few daylight hours. However, Lapland is Santa Claus’ mythical home, and what better place to celebrate Christmas? Continue reading to learn more about visiting Finland in December.

Weather in Finland in December

December is Finland’s first official winter month, but many countries will feel quiet winter for several months as early as December. It may not be the coldest month of the year (its honours are January and February), but it is the darkest month. The national average temperature is 4 ° C, but it is usually much colder in the north. In the north of Lapland, the sun does not rise in the middle of winter, but in Helsinki and the rest of the south, there are only about 6 hours of sunlight. These conditions limit what can be reasonably done in Finland in winter, especially outdoors.

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Places to visit in Finland in December

1. Vantaa

Vantaa, Finland’s fourth-largest city, has a total area of ​​approximately 240.35 square kilometres. The city is surrounded by Helsinki to the south, Keraba to the north, Sipu to the east, Nurmijärvi to the northwest and Espoo to the southwest. Vanta features a fascinating blend of rural, suburban and urban landscapes. The city of Vantaa is full of beautiful natural lakes and natural beauty. The city of Vantaa has many important attractions that span its length and width. Famous attractions in the city include the Aviation Museum, the  Aviation Museum of Finland, St. Lawrence Church and Hureka. 

Finland in December
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2.  Joensuu

Joensuu was created by Emperor Nicholas I in 1848 and is located at the mouth of the Pierinen River, southeast of Kuopio in southeastern Finland. This city has students, who make up about one-third of the city’s total population, and is considered an important education centre in Finland. Joensuu’s ever-fascinating beauty is well illustrated by its stunning national parks and impressive museums.

Finland in December
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Joensuu, with snow all over the city, looks even more beautiful in winter. The city of Joensuu is full of interesting attractions. The most recommended places in Joens are the  Bunker Museum Joens, the City Hall, Pierichoki Castle, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, the North Karelia Museum and the Carreli Bear. 

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3. Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is located on the southwestern side of Kuopio in south-central Finland, north shore Of lake Päijänne. Founded in 1837, Jyväskylä is the largest city in central Finland. Jyväskylä, nicknamed “Athens in Finland,” is recognized as Finland’s main learning centre. Much of the beauty of Jyväskylä can be attributed to the architectural wonders designed in the city by the famous architect Alvar Aalto. With about 328 scenic lakes, the city is full of pristine scenic beauty. The luxurious international city of Jyväskylä is full of many famous sights.

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4. Åland

The Åland Islands are located in the middle of the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea region and consist of more than 6000 rocky islands, of which only a handful are inhabited. Apart from the stunning scenic beauty, these islands are best known for their sweet and wild red berries, vineyards, fishing and white sandy beaches. If exploring beautiful flora and fauna is not fun, there are many hiking trails that travellers can explore. Cycling and hiking aside, travellers can stay in the dense forests and secluded areas of these islands and experience the true wilderness while camping.

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5. Olavinlinna

Olavinlinna Castle is a 15th-century castle. Located in Savonlinna, Finland, between the islands connecting two lakes called Haukivesi and Pilajavesi. It is a popular tourist attraction known for its impressive medieval stone buildings. It is one of the best places in Finland where you can enjoy not only heritage but also complex architectural designs. Here you will find a museum where you can see many religious items from Russia and Finland. 

Olavinlinna
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6. Urho Kekkonen National Park

Urho Kekkonen National Park is one of Finland’s most famous national parks, founded in  1983. The national park covers an area of ​​about 2550 square kilometres. The park is named after the late Finnish Prime Minister and President. The most subdued part of the park is the Suojoki River, which runs through the park and provides visitors with a beautiful backwater experience. If you want to see the natural beauty of this national park, you have to start your journey from the centre of Kiilopa.

 Urho Kekkonen National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Finland in December

1. What is Finland’s most popular city?

Helsinki is also the capital of Finland, making it the largest metropolitan city. The capital is full of great restaurants, bars and cafes. 

2. What do people eat in Finland? 

Finnish food depends on the taste, but it is simple, comfortable and delicious. Try rice spies, cheese platters, cinnamon rolls, blueberry pies and other regional dishes.

3. Is Finland an expensive country?

Yes, Finland can be expensive when planning a vacation. It is one of the most expensive travel destinations in Europe, followed by Denmark, Switzerland, Norway and Ireland. And Luxembourg.

4. Which is the oldest city in Finland? 

Turku is Finland’s oldest city, having been founded in the 13th century. It was once Finland’s capital.

Finland, one of them located in the world’s northern part countries, is a beautiful place to visit, with vast forests and an overwhelming amount of lakes formed after the last Ice Age when glaciers sliced up its many landscapes. Every destination in Finland has something to experience that you should never miss. So, don’t forget to check out Pickyourtrail‘s personalised Finland tour itineraries and Finland tour packages at affordable prices!

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