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Things to do in

Winter

Season of snow and Northern Lights

When most people think of Finland, they think of winter and snow. Winter in Finland starts in November in Lapland and a bit later in the south. Our Nordic latitudes typically guarantee a snow-filled season, especially in the central and northern parts of the country. In addition to snow, other staples of Finnish winter are the Northern Lights, Christmas markets, Santa, skiing, and those dark, magical nights filled with starry skies. Finland is truly a winter wonderland.

Experience winter in Finland

What's not to love about Finnish winter? Auroras, winter activities, ski resorts, Christmas markets, sauna, ice-skating – it's all here and more.

Things to do in regions

Here are some suggestions of things to do in Lapland, Lakeland, Coast and Archipelago, and Helsinki region in the winter.

Practical tips for winter holiday in Finland

How to dress for the winter in Finland?

Where can I see the Northern Lights?

How many hours of sunlight do you see in Finland in the winter?

What kind of winter activities can I do in Finland?

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