What’s the weather like in Lapland in August?
It’s much warmer in August than the winter months and there’s no chance of snow as the temperatures are too high. However, Lapland weather in August will start to get cooler towards the end of the month when snow falls over the higher peaks.
Lapland is in the northernmost region of Finland in the Arctic Circle. It has a cold subarctic and continental climate that’s quite mild in summer. The North Atlantic Current in the Arctic Sea has a warming effect on the region, helping to keep temperatures warm and enjoyable in August. There’s some rainfall over the month, so a waterproof jacket is necessary as well as layers for the cooler weather that arrives overnight.
If you want to see Lapland without any snow, travel in August. It’s too warm for snow to land and the average temperature is around 15°C with daily highs of 17°C. Low temperatures arrive at night, dropping to 11°C with 6mph winds. The month is moderately wet with an average rainfall of 64mm spread over the month. You’ll have a massive 17 hours of sunshine per day, with the sun rising between 4am and 5.45am and setting around 9pm to 11pm.