The best times to visit Upper Lapland for ideal weather are
January 1st to April 22nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Upper Lapland Travel Guide
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Weather in Upper Lapland
Average temperatures in Upper Lapland 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 14th 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 Upper Lapland, 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 66.7°F (19.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 46.2°F (7.9°C) at night.
Upper Lapland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Upper Lapland Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Upper Lapland Perceived Temperature (F)
Upper Lapland Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Upper Lapland 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.
|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 Upper Lapland 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 March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.
When can you find snow in Upper Lapland? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through most of the year likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Upper Lapland 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 Upper Lapland.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Upper Lapland (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
Upper Lapland has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (60.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (91.5%).
Wind in Upper Lapland is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by June and May. March’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.7 MPH or 10.9 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 10.2 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Upper Lapland.
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||5.1||Light breeze||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.4||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.9||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.6||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.7||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.8||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.3||Light breeze||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.8||Light breeze||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.2||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5||Light breeze||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.8||Light breeze||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.3||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Upper Lapland?
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 Upper Lapland, 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 Upper Lapland 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 Upper Lapland Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 60.3°F (15.7°C) and 23°F (-5°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 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 Upper Lapland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 55.5°F (13.1°C) and 24.6°F (-4.1°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 7 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 Upper Lapland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 25°F (-3.9°C) and 13.1°F (-10.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 2 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.