Summer is short in Finland and spring is even shorter. In southern Finland there is often snow on the ground at the beginning of April, with a few crocuses poking their heads through the bare patches. Of all the seasons, spring is definitely the most versatile depending which part of Finland you are visiting. In the North it is still possible to go skiing where as South is getting warmer and warmer.

spring in figures

0°C – +10°C

45 – 60 days

March – May

Getting ready for summer

Ice melting and birds singing – these are the sounds of Finnish spring.


 Spring is time of rebirth and celebration. It is the time of Easter, and May the 1st – Vappu – a time of frenzied celebrations across the country. Be forewarned: this is not a day when Finns are their usual sober and hardworking selves.

COttage life

Spending those bright spring days in a cottage near water can be just as lovely as doing it in the summer-time. Coastal Finland has many cabins and cottages for rent throughout the year.

Sun & Snow

Depending where in Finland you are located, spring can offer totally different experiences. In the South you can already loose the thick winter clothes and buy fresh flowers from the market  – while in the North it is still possible to ski and snowboard under the bright spring sun.

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Bird observation towers – found all around Finland – are perfect for spotting rare species and appreciating the beautiful landscape.

For design hunters

If you crave cool, the best place to start the perfect day in Helsinki is the Design District around Diana Park. Follow the black-and-white stickers and discover a hip neighbourhood of 200 trendy boutiques, galleries and eateries. It is a shopping heaven for design aficionados.

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