What to wear in Finland

What to Wear in Finland


Top style tips for Finland

  • Even in summer Finland can be cool.
  • Our advice would be to dress in warm layers.
  • Long pants with a long-sleeved top are good to pack all year round, with extra warmer layers including sweaters and fleeces for the winter.
  • You may also wish to take something to protect your face and lips from the cold dry air.
  • Children's faces in particular should be protected by using plenty of lip balm and clothing such as balaclava hats.
  • Take sunglasses even in winter, as the sunrays reflect from the white snow.
  • If it's snowing when you plan to visit pack snow goggles – they really will help.
  • If you are looking for a highly versatile travel jacket to bring along we highly recommend the SCOTTeVEST range. Their range of jackets have been specifically designed with traveling in mind and include RFID security (to protect your passport information), 23 secure pockets and personal connectivity integration.

Pack for the weather

  • Pack a waterproof jacket or light raincoat as it rains throughout the year.
  • For the winter in November, December, January, February and March as well as layers you need to pack a thick coat, gloves, warm hat and scarf, as well as really good boots with soft rubber soles.
  •  It's important that you get soft rubber soles because even medium soles get really hard in the freezing cold. Make sure too that they have large spaces between the tracks, or the snow will get stuck in them and make them very slippery.
  • For extra warmth pack some long thermal underwear – you'll be grateful you did.
  • light wool is a good choice to wear against your skin as it naturally helps to regulate your body temperature. It keeps you warm in the cold, wicks away moisture when it's hot, and doesn't retain odours – even after prolonged wear.
  • We love the Weather+ app – it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too – a nice way to remember your trip 🙂 Download for iPad/iPhone or Android


Shoes to pack for Finland

  • Wear comfortable footwear for sightseeing – we love Hotter shoes for their range of comfy styles.

Clothing tips for women

  • If you are on business then pack conservative business suits, trouser suits, or dresses.
  • A pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit.

Clothing tips for men

  • If you are on business then pack dark colored conservative business suits.
  • For great versatile travel jackets with multiple pockets including RFID security options, we love the SCOTTeVEST range.

Community photos of Finland

Regions of Finland

  • If you're heading to the eastern forests for bear-watching, definitely don't forget your camera! But also take a good book – you may have a long wait between sightings. The mosquitoes are a problem here too, so take plenty of insect/mosquito repellent.

Finland travel essentials

  • A lightweight day sack or shoulder bag will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.
  • If you tend to buy bottled water, consider carrying a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle – fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
  • To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for European voltage (230V).
  • If you're aiming to travel with just carry-on baggage, try the CabinMax soft-sided rucksack- it's light, roomy and has plenty of pockets to keep your stuff organized.
  • Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees – use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home! Items themed with the Finnish Moomin characters are popular gifts – look for mugs or cookie cutters.