Finland is situated in northern Europe and one third of the country lies above the Arctic Circle. It is predominantly a low-lying country with over 60,000 lakes and rivers. Over half the population lives in the southern most regions. The climate is extreme in regions north of the Arctic Circle with temperatures falling below minus 30°C in the six-month winter period. May to July is the 73 day Midnight Sun time when temperatures can rise to 27°C. Summers are mild and short. Temperatures in Helsinki range from minus 6°C in January to 17°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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