The best times to visit Saariselka for ideal weather are

December 17th to April 8th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Saariselka Travel Info

Weather in Saariselka


Average temperatures in Saariselka vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 16th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Saariselka, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 64.9°F (18.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.2°F (9.6°C) at night.

Saariselka Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Saariselka Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Saariselka Perceived Temperature (F)


Saariselka Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Saariselka Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 15.4 10.7 5.5
Feb 16.6 12.2 7.4
Mar 23.6 18.6 13.3
Apr 33.5 28 22.7
May 46.1 38.9 32.6
Jun 56.3 48.1 41
Jul 62.2 53.8 47
Aug 58.8 51.6 45.4
Sep 49 43.6 38.7
Oct 33.9 30.4 26.6
Nov 26.1 22 17.5
Dec 20.7 16.1 11.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -9.2 -11.8 -14.7
Feb -8.6 -11 -13.7
Mar -4.7 -7.4 -10.4
Apr 0.8 -2.2 -5.2
May 7.8 3.8 0.3
Jun 13.5 8.9 5
Jul 16.8 12.1 8.3
Aug 14.9 10.9 7.4
Sep 9.4 6.4 3.7
Oct 1.1 -0.9 -3
Nov -3.3 -5.6 -8.1
Dec -6.3 -8.8 -11.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Saariselka are February, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.

When can you find snow in Saariselka? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Saariselka is often around around March 12th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Saariselka.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Saariselka (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 6% 20.6 0.6
Feb 6% 24.5 0.5
Mar 10% 27.2 0.9
Apr 13% 25.3 1.2
May 18% 12.2 1.6
Jun 19% 0 2
Jul 28% 0 3.2
Aug 24% 0 2.6
Sep 26% 1.4 2.2
Oct 25% 3.6 2.3
Nov 14% 9.2 1.3
Dec 13% 14.7 1.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 6 52.3 1.5
Feb 6 62.2 1.3
Mar 10 69.1 2.3
Apr 13 64.3 3
May 18 31 4.1
Jun 19 0 5.1
Jul 28 0 8.1
Aug 24 0 6.6
Sep 26 3.6 5.6
Oct 25 9.1 5.8
Nov 14 23.4 3.3
Dec 13 37.3 3


Humidity and Wind

Saariselka has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is June (62.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (93.5%).

Wind in Saariselka is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 15 knots (17.3 MPH or 27.8 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 22.4 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Saariselka.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 15 Significant breeze 20.8 Strong breeze
Feb 14.8 Significant breeze 20.5 Strong breeze
Mar 14.2 Significant breeze 19.9 Strong breeze
Apr 12.3 Significant breeze 18.4 Strong breeze
May 11.5 Significant breeze 17.2 Strong breeze
Jun 11.5 Significant breeze 17.2 Strong breeze
Jul 10.5 Gentle breeze 16.1 Strong breeze
Aug 10 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Sep 11.7 Significant breeze 17 Strong breeze
Oct 12.8 Significant breeze 18.1 Strong breeze
Nov 14 Significant breeze 19.6 Strong breeze
Dec 14.8 Significant breeze 20.5 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 85.9%
Feb 86.6%
Mar 81.1%
Apr 73.2%
May 67.9%
Jun 62.7%
Jul 71.7%
Aug 74.4%
Sep 84.3%
Oct 93.2%
Nov 93.5%
Dec 90%


Is it Safe to Travel to Saariselka?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Finland; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Saariselka, Finland is July, followed by June and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Saariselka in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 50.7 in December means 50.7% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Saariselka Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 57.3°F (14.1°C) and 20.9°F (-6.2°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Saariselka, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 53.8°F (12.1°C) and 24°F (-4.4°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Saariselka to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 23.5°F (-4.7°C) and 14.1°F (-9.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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