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Weather all year round
The Finnish climate changes slightly depending on the region. In the south, Finland's climate is of a Nordic type. In northern Finland, particularly in Lapland, the subarctic climate prevails. Winters are very cold (temperatures can drop to -40°C). If the north of the country is snow-covered every year, the south is less subject to it. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 30°C.
Unlike Sweden and Norway, Finland is part of the euro zone. Small precision, 1 and 2 euro cent coins are not used in Finland. Life in Finland is generally more expensive than in France. In the north of the country, prices are lower except for gasoline sold at truly prohibitive prices. However, there are a few tips to help reduce the budget. For accommodation, prefer for example cottage rentals to large hotels...
Finland is part of the Schengen Area. For EU nationals, a valid passport or national identity card is sufficient to enter the country. For a stay of more than three months, you must go to the local police office. If you want to come to Russia, a visa is required. It must be requested before departure from the Russian Embassy in Paris.
You run little risk when travelling to Finland. No vaccine is required. Just check that your vaccines (D.T.Polio...) are up to date. Tap water is drinkable a priori everywhere, and Helsinki prides itself on having the purest water in the world's capitals! Small worries: mosquitoes and aoûtats. The central and northern parts of the country are infested with mosquitoes in summer (June, July and August). Bring long-sleeved clothes, mosquito nets and products, so that you don't spend your stay slamming your thighs and cheeks... Not carrying a communicable disease in Finland, mosquitoes remain voracious. The aoûtats occur at the same time, you can be prescribed adapted creams before departure.