Climate for Lapland
(Finland)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 9 measuring stations in Lapland.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Lapland is one of the coldest regions in Finland with an average daily high temperature of only 5 degrees centigrade. The climate in Finland is not really suitable for petted US Westcoasters or Central Europeans. It is mostly cold and in winter months the mercury column won't reach anything above freezing point. In the cold season even the maximum temperatures are well below zero. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from October to April.

Overview: Climate in Finland
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Finland


hours of sunshine per day
Sunshine hours per day in Finland
rainy days per month
Rainy days per month in Finland
Precipitation in mm/day
Precipitation in Finland
Relative humidity in %
Relative humidity in Finland
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Absolute humidity in Finland

The most important cities in the region of Lapland

Lapland is a part of Finland and has an east-west extension of about 210 km. From north to south it is approximately 470 km. The biggest cities are Rovaniemi and Kemi. The local time is now Wednesday, 10:34 am.

CityPopulationGeo-Position 
Rovaniemi34,78166°30'0"N25°43'0"E
Kemi22,64165°44'11"N24°33'49"E
Tornio21,23665°50'53"N24°8'48"E
Keminmaa8,98065°48'6"N24°32'41"E
Sodankylä8,94267°25'0"N26°36'0"E
Kemijärvi8,88366°40'0"N27°25'0"E
Inari7,04968°54'21"N27°1'44"E
Pyhäjärvi6,09467°4'12"N27°13'3"E
Kittilä5,71367°40'0"N24°53'60"E
Ylitornio5,10466°18'32"N23°40'38"E
Ranua4,83365°55'0"N26°31'60"E
Pello4,54266°46'25"N23°57'45"E
Salla4,40166°49'60"N28°40'0"E
Posio4,25266°6'31"N28°10'19"E
Ivalo3,99868°39'35"N27°32'20"E
Kolari3,90867°19'50"N23°46'40"E
Simo3,58265°40'0"N25°3'0"E
Tervola3,53866°4'60"N24°48'0"E
Muonio2,41267°57'0"N23°41'60"E
Enontekiö2,14568°23'9"N23°37'56"E
Utsjoki1,40169°54'31"N27°1'42"E
Savukoski1,35767°17'33"N28°9'29"E
Pelkosenniemi1,22167°6'39"N27°30'38"E