Finland guide

What to Wear in Finland During Winter? Tips for Surviving the Cold Weather in Lapland

Winter in Pyhä-Luosto National Park

Are you planning a trip to Finland? What to wear during the winter? I had the same worries many years ago, before my very first trip to Finland. I’m from a warmer country (Hungary), where -5°C is considered very cold. I hardly could imagine how -20°C or -30°C feels like. In the Nordic countries life still goes on despite the freezing temperature. You can’t just curl up on your sofa for the whole winter and stay indoors. You would miss the snow and the northern lights, just to mention a few. I will share my tips on clothing that helped me survived my first (and every) winter in the Nordics.

Where to sleep for free in the Finnish nature? – Guide for accommodation options at the national parks

finland suomi lapland päivätupa daily hut

Free and wilderness camping in Finland! Check these Finnish wilderness huts where you can sleep for free! Laavu (lean-to), kota (Lappish hut) and other types of cabins are open for your use. Finland is an expensive country, but if you love nature and hiking, you can reduce your accommodation costs by staying in these shelters.