March vs April for scandinavian travel
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jan 11, 2013 4:25 AM Last Post By: johnthefinn
Jan 8, 2013 3:15 PM
March vs April for scandinavian travelHi, I am planning on traveling Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg and Moscow in March or April of this year. I do have a bit of flexibility on the month but neither are great options weatherwise from what i understand. The deciding factor will be weather. I can make April work, but March would be preferable. Is there going to be much difference in weather? or enough to try to bend my schedule to go in april instead of march? thanks so much!!
Jan 9, 2013 12:49 AM
Jan 9, 2013 1:45 AM
2Now you are only planning to visit big cities so weather may not be too important.
Weather in this region is unpredictable (i.e. there in no month/period with a very low amount of rain/snow) but a few facts:
After late March there is at least 12 hours of daylight.
Even in the most southern of the places - Copenhagen - nothing will be green until late April
March i normally in reality a winter month in Denmark (with patches of "false spring" - definately winter in the other Scandinavian city you visit (Stockholm) and in the non-Scandinavian part of your trip (Finland and Russia).
Jan 9, 2013 2:57 AM
Jan 9, 2013 4:41 AM
Jan 9, 2013 12:00 PM
5The sea ice on the Finnish coast breaks up around the end of March. I've occasionally worn T-shirts by late April (about 1 year in 6) but never in March. If you really can't make it April, go as late in March as you possibly can unless you want snow and ice at least at the north-eastern end of your trip.
Jan 10, 2013 5:23 PM
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Jan 11, 2013 4:25 AM
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