20 Mesmerizing Winter Wonderland Photos of Finland


Interested to see the beauty of winter? Perfect! These photos of Finland covered in snow makes it look like an out of this world winter wonderland.

It has been a decade since I arrived in this country, and although winter in Finland can get cold, it is hard to deny the fact of how beautiful it can be. These mesmerizing winter wonderland photos of Finland will tease your wanderlust without a doubt.

You might be wondering, is it cold?

Well, totally.

Finland’s weather in winter can go down to -30 °C (-22 °F), and it is freezing! However, nothing is too cold with proper winter clothing! Knowing what to wear in winter is indeed important, so be aware of that if you want to visit Finland or other Nordic countries in Winter. Remember to keep warm and have fun, and don’t let the cold weather hold you up from doing all the fun things you can do outdoors! Because trust me, it is worth it.

Also, read our winter jacket reviews!

When is the best time to visit Finland in Winter?

Winter starts already in November, but if you haven’t heard yet, nobody in their right minds will come to Finland in November unless you’re a badass – that’s the latest marketing slogan Helsinki came up with that went viral which a lot of people thought was genius. I say it is funny because it is true. That’s Finnish humor for you!

Anyway, winter starts in November and lasts until March. I would say the best time to visit depends on what you intend to do. For instance, December is great, especially if you visit Lapland (North of Finland) to see the ever so famous Santa Claus Village. However, Ski season in Lapland is in February until May, where you can enjoy long sunny days.

What are the cool activities you can look forward to?

With no denial, if you plan to come during winter in Finland, your best bet is the northern part of the country, which is Lapland. However, Helsinki is a good choice too if you want to see the capital city covered in snow – but don’t come before January; otherwise, the winter darkness will welcome you.

Daylight starts to be longer in January onwards, and you get to see the best in the city! Also, Helsinki is a design capital of Europe, so make sure to check out some of its design hotels and restaurants designed by some of the country’s talented artists!

Should you visit Finland in Winter?

Why not? This country is so beautiful – go see for yourself with these photos! But remember to stay warm, and if you’re interested, here’s a list of traditional Finnish meals you’ll likely find in restaurants during winter as some of them are warm and hearty meals that are perfect for winter!

Read also: Day trips from Helsinki, Sauna in Helsinki, Castles in Finland, Islands in Finland, and Northern Lights in Europe

Photos of Finland in Winter

1. Dog sledding in Lapland

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2. Iso-syöte National Park

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Photo by Juho Holmi| CC 2.0

3. Ruka, Finland

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Photo by Timo Newton-Syms| CC 2.0

4. So beautiful, isn’t it?

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5. When Lapland gets covered in snow

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6.Lake Tervajärvi

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Photo by Juho Holmi| CC 2.0

7. Oulanka National Park

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8. Frozen River

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9. Ruka, Finland

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10. Ruka, Finland

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11. Sunset and moonrise

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12. It sure does look freezing, huh?

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13. Outside Helsinki, Finland

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Photo by Ron Hurson| CC 2.0

14. Winter Wonderland, isn’t she?

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15. Oulanka National Park

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Photo by Timo Newton-Syms| CC 2.0

16. Oittaa, Finland

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Photo by Guillaume Baviere| CC 2.0

17. Yet another beautiful shot of Aurora Borealis

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18. Frozen lake, sunshine, and trees covered in snow. Gorgeous.

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19. Kuntivaara, Finland

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20. Näsijärvi, Finland

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7 thoughts on “20 Mesmerizing Winter Wonderland Photos of Finland”

  1. As a photographer I’d absolutely love to visit Finland in the winter! It looks like one of the most stunning places on earth! Thanks for sharing your beautiful post!

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  2. #6 and #9 are my favorites. They are too beautiful and I love to watch the sun rise and set on the snow. Finland is such a winter wonderland and I wish to have an opportunity to visit!

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    • Hi, Naima! Thanks for your input! Finns certainly are used to the cold weather since they are accustomed to it, I always suggest foreigns who wishes to visit Finland to prepare well for the minus degrees and enjoy the beautiful winter while doing outdoor excursions. I personally don’t wear long johns, but whenever the temperature drops below -15 Celcius – I’m putting them on to avoid getting cold and the flu. But then again, I lived here in Finland for so long that I am also accustomed to the cold myself 🙂

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