Have you booked a trip to Finland? Please read our travel advice to prepare for your holiday. It is important to know that vaccinations are recommended for Finland, although these are not mandatory. Which specific vaccinations you require, depends on the duration of your stay in the Land of a Thousand Lakes.
Finland lies in Northern Europe and has borders with Russia, Norway, Estonia and Sweden. The country has a continental climate with (short) warm summers and (long) cold winters. In the south, the summers can be very enjoyable with temperatures rising as high as 30 degrees Celsius. However, Finland is yet best known for its snow: a large part of the country is covered under a thick white blanket sixth months of the year. It you go for snow February and March are the best months to travel to Finland. In these months, it is slightly sunnier and you have a greater chance to observe the spectacular Northern Lights. In the summer, especially in June and July, there are many mosquitoes. This is why August is the best time to travel to the country that is known as the Land of a Thousand lakes, but is home to a whopping 188,000 lakes, which are popular among tourists, and ideal for sailing, swimming and windsurfing. Finnish Lapland is a popular destination for skiing and dog sledding and is also the area where you might see the Aurora Borealis. Capital Helsinki offers many museums, restaurants, clubs and cafes and is therefore an ideal destination for a city trip.
Regardless of your holiday plans for Finland, please be aware of diseases to which you may not be resistant. Our KLM Health Services health experts gladly tell you what vaccinations you require and provide advice on what else you can do to minimise health risks. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Finland vaccinations: the most common risks
In Finland, you run a (small) risk of catching diseases to which you may not be resistant. Vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Finland and you’ll know at a glance which specific vaccinations you require.