The best times to visit Salla for ideal weather are
June 25th to August 12th
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Weather in Salla
Average temperatures in Salla 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 17th 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 Salla, 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 69°F (20.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.5°F (9.7°C) at night.
Salla Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Salla Temperatures (Celsius)
Salla Perceived Temperature (F)
Salla Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Salla Temperatures by Month
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Salla are April, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.
When can you find snow in Salla? 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 Salla 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 Salla.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Salla (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Salla has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (57.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (90.7%).
Wind in Salla is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and March. May’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 11.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Salla.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||4.7||Light breeze||8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.2||Light breeze||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.2||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||6.3||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.7||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.2||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5||Light breeze||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.5||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.8||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.4||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.5||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Salla?
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 Salla, 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 Salla 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
Overall Salla Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 62.1°F (16.7°C) and 25°F (-3.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Salla, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 57.4°F (14.1°C) and 26.1°F (-3.3°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 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 Salla to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 25°F (-3.9°C) and 15.9°F (-8.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.