Outside cities, many attractions are closed.
Hotels charge top rates, except on weekends.
Aurora-spotting chances are highest in October, November and March.
December to April is busy for winter sports.
Short, cool or cold days.
(Jun & Aug)
Long days with decent temperatures.
Most attractions are open.
Not as crowded as July.
Fewer insects up north.
Country shuts down over midsummer weekend.
Attractions and lodgings are open.
Hotels outside Helsinki are often substantially cheaper.
Summer budget accommodation is open.
Boat cruises are running.
Numerous festivals held across the country.