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Finland in July – Spend your summer on the streets of the happiest country!

Bright sun, warm breeze, freshly blossomed flowers, colourful clothing and fun! This is how Finland looks in July. Summer is at its peak during this month attracting tourists from all over the world. Finland is usually crowded during the month of July as the locals also start out for their vacation. So will you manage to get done with a wonderful holiday amidst this chaos? Well, keep reading to find answers and get to know more about the best attractions the country has got to offer.

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

Weather in Finland in July

July is one of the warmest months in Finland. The average temperature of Finland in July is 14oC to 21oC depending on the extent of summer. Around 300 hours of sunshine is witnessed by the country for the whole of July. Longer days permit you to have hassle free journey to some of the remote locations of Finland. Short spells of rain hitting a total of 7.5 centimetres can be observed


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What to pack for Finland in July

  • Thin jackets
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Socks
  • Hiking pants and t-shirts
  • Sleep wear
  • Jeans
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Flip flops
  • Stole/ scarf
  • Hat/ Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Body lotion
What to pack for Finland in July
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Where to stay in Finland in July

Getting a reservation in hotels might be a tough job in July due to greater demand. Plan your stay well in advance to remain tension free about your comfort.

  • Santa Claus Holiday Village – Rovaniemi
  • Clarion Hotel – Helenski
  • Marski by Scandic – Kamppi
  • Glo Hotel – Kluvvi
  • Mansikkaharju Holiday Camp – Leppavirta

Also read: Finland in June – Top destinations to feel the summer vibe

Places to visit in Finland in July

1. Koli National Park

Koli National Park is situated in the North Karelia of Finland. Covering an an area of 30 square kilometres, it hosts several mountains inside its boundaries. More than 1,00,000 lakes are located inside this entire land surrounded by rugged terrain. July is the time when various edible berries can be spotted on the trees of this park. Koli is home to more than 4000 species of animals and 148 species of birds. Since the trail is not smooth,visitors are instructed to beware of dangerous animals that come on the way.

  • Location: North Karelia
  • Timings: Open for 24 hours on all days although it advised to refrain from visiting after 6 PM
  • Entry fee: 6 euros to 15 euros

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

National park in Finland
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2. The Design District

The Design District Helsinki, located in the heart of Helsinki, is home to a plethora of design and architecture. This location is a major contributor to the popularity of the capital city. Take a walk around the markets to get some fabulous souvenirs and art pieces. This shopping arena is said to be spread over 25 streets and 200 stores.

  • Location: Helenski
  • Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM
Design district in Finland
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3. Sibelius Monument

This monument was erected in the year 1967 in praise of the Sibelius music. It was constructed with the help of 600 hollow pipes in form of a sound wave. This Finnish architecture beholds the sight of several passersby and stands tall in the middle of the city to give a floating appearance. Out of all pipes it is interesting to note that only 3 of them touch the ground to offer support to the entire monument. Summer breeze and mild winds allow these pipes to cling and produce music.

  • Location: Helenski
  • Timings: Open 24 hours

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

Sibelius Monument - Finland
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4. Lumberjack’s Candle Bridge

Built in the year 1989, the “Lumberjack’s Candle Bridge” acts as a counterpoint to the town’s structures, and portrays the best views of the Kemijoki River. The bridge stands as a mark of respect to the lumberjacks and serves as a major route of transit. You can also watch the top of the logs being with fire to give it a royal appearance. It is an alluring sight to watch the birds stop by to rest on the railings of the bridge.

  • Location: Rovaniemi
  • Timings: Open 24 hours for transit

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

Lumberjack's Candle Bridge - Finland
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5. Seurasaari Open-air Museum

The Suerasaari Museum displays the traditional Finnish life in cottages and farms during the 18th century. This open-air forest space allows you to walk around the Finnish architecture of different provinces. This site is also home to a variety of flora and fauna. Visiting this place will get you to the bygone times of early Finland countryside.

  • Location: Seurasaari, Helenski
  • Timings: 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Entry fee: 4 euros for children and 10 euros for adults

Also read: Love ‘Murder on the Orient Express’? Experience it in real on this escape-room train in Finlan

Frequently asked questions about Finland in July

1. What is the currency of Finland?

The Euro is the currency of Finland. Be aware that there are no ATM facilities in Finland. An Otto machine that works similar to an ATM can be used to drop cash for your payments.

2. What type of clothes does Finland demand in July?

Finland experiences summer during July. The following type of clothes would suffice.
Summer dress
Long sleeve shirts and trousers
Hiking pants
Tank tops
Stole/ Scarf

3. How good is the public transport service in Finland?

Public transport is the most preferred travel option in Finland. The service offered is really good and the frequency of the vehicles is also well maintained.

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