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Finland in February
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on May 4, 2022 Share on

Finland in February: A Complete Guide

Have you ever wished to see the vibrant Aurora Borealis (northern lights), Santa Claus’s home and natural landscapes covered in snow? Finland in February is a perfect place to go and fulfil your wishes. People are attracted by the charms of Helsinki, our lovely Santa Claus village, unique stays at snow hotels and delicious Finnish delicacies. Explore this land of happiness in February and get ready to have the best memories with your loved ones. Continue reading this article to know more about travelling to Finland in February.

 

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Weather in Finland – February

The wonderful country of Finland has varying weather patterns in each part of it. February makes up a perfect month for a visit because it offers plenty of snow and ice in the North and is also one of the cheapest months with better deals on flights and accommodation. See the entire country shining like a diamond because of snow and ice. Temperature varies across the country, the southern region is a bit warmer compared to the northern region. The average temperature across Finland in February is around -7°C (19°F). You can take a lot of advantage of the snow such as participating in thrilling sports, witnessing magnificent views and clicking tons of photographs!

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

What to Pack?

The best way to pack for Finland is to pack layers, layers and layers! The winds are very cold and dry so, it is advised to pack at least these basic items to have a comfortable vacation in the chilled weather and explore the country. 

  • Thermals 
  • Sweaters or Fleeces
  • Jackets or Coats
  • Wind and Waterproof Jackets
  • Waterproof boots, Hiking boots, and Comfortable shoes
  • Warm Socks, Gloves, Scarf and Hat
  • Swimwear (for hot pools and sauna)
Finland in February
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Places to Visit in Finland in February

1. Suomenlinna Fortress 

Suomenlinna Fort is one of the popular sites in Finland located near Helsinki. It is a well known UNESCO World Heritage Site constructed in the mid-18th century. This sea fortress is so ancient and heritage that it has served 3 different sovereign states till now –  the Kingdom of Sweden, the Russian Empire and the Republic of Finland. It is a great place to start your trip in Finland and explore this cultural treasure.

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

2. Santa Claus Holiday Village

Are you ready for meeting everyone’s favourite Santa Clause in reality at his home? Silly question, who won’t be excited! This phenomenal village in Rovaniemi is a place perfect for kids and adults as well. You can go to Santa’s home, his post office, and eat some delicious gingerbread. Get ready to bring your childhood fantasies to reality.

Finland in February
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3. Lemmenjoki National Park

This place is heaven for all nature lovers as you can experience the wilderness here. Lush and huge forest with a wide range of flora and fauna. You can go for a long trek here and explore nature’s beauty at its best. On your way you can find some shops, huts to have rest and then continue trekking. 

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

4. Helsinki Churches

Finland is one of the oldest civilised countries with culture and traditions living since the age. The churches of Helsinki are a great example of Finnish culture. The great architecture of these elegant churches will blow your mind! You can visit and explore Helsinki Cathedral, Kallio Church, Mikael Agricola Church, Temppeliaukio Church and more. 

helsinki church
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5. Turku Castle

Turku Castle is a beautiful granite stone castle that is located near the banks of the Aura River. This 700-year-old castle is very iconic and has served as a defensive bastion, an administrative court, a prison and more roles till now and still serving well to the people. Plan your visit to one of the top attractions in the country and make your vacation more fun.

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

Travel Tips for Visiting Finland in February

  • To visit Finland, you have to apply for a Schengen visa through VFS. The visa procedure is not a tough nut to crack, so don’t worry.
  • As Finland is an Arctic country, so pack your bags accordingly depending on which region of the country you are planning to visit.
  • Try opting for public transport rather than renting a vehicle. It can save you a lot of money and you can explore the Finnish cities from their depth. 
  • The Finnish people are not over-friendly or believe in small random chit chats. They want their space so, it will be better not to interrupt anyone unless it is necessary.
  • Do not litter as people there believe in umbilical connection with nature. 

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

Finland in February
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Frequently Asked Questions about Finland in February

What is the temperature in Finland in February?

The wonderful country of Finland has varying weather patterns in each part of it. The average temperature across Finland in February is around -7°C (19°F).

Why is Suomenlinna Fortress famous?

Suomenlinna Fort is one of the popular sites in Finland located near Helsinki. It is a well known UNESCO World Heritage Site constructed in the mid-18th century. This sea fortress is so ancient and heritage that it has served 3 different sovereign states till now –  the Kingdom of Sweden, the Russian Empire and the Republic of Finland.

What to pack for a Finland trip in February?

Pack layers, layers, and layers to be warm and comfortable while exploring this fantastic destination. Pack these basic items for sure-
1. Thermals 
2. Sweaters or Fleeces
3. Jackets or Coats
4. Wind and Waterproof Jackets
5. Waterproof boots, Hiking boots, and Comfortable shoes
6. Warm Socks, Gloves, Scarf and Hat
7. Swimwear (for hot pools and sauna)

Now, who wants to miss this iconic destination? No one, absolutely and February is a perfect time to explore it with some shivers, wows and happiness. Book Finland holiday packages from Pickyourtrail and get the best deals ever. You can even make some changes to pre-made packages or customise your Finland itinerary on your own according to your choices and preferences. A great vacation is just a click away, check out now!

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