Helsinki Knows Exactly What Type of Traveler Visits in Winter
Yeah you are.
Helsinki thinks its winter tourists are badasses.
When travelers come through in the coldest months of the year, the Finnish capital salutes them in style.
Last week, Helsinki welcomed visitors with a giant banner outside of the airport that read, “Nobody in their right mind would come to Helsinki in November. Except you, you badass. Welcome.”
The sign was part of a promotion for the Slush tech conference, held in Helsinki last week.
“Helsinki in November is weather-wise probably the worst possible place you can imagine. It's dark, wet and cold,” Marianne Vikkula, CEO of Slush told indy100. “We at Slush have always been about originality and honesty, so we try to take the best out of the sh***y weather.”
November temperatures in Helsinki hover right around freezing.
Temperatures in Helsinki could drop as low as 17°F next week. At its coldest, Helsinki winter is about 5°F. The lowest temperature on record dropped down to -29°F in 1987.
For those who are looking for extreme temperatures, Finnish Lapland can drop below -50°F. But a sub-zero excursion could be worth it for anybody who wants a tour of Santa’s hometown or fantastic views of the Northern Lights.
Just remember to bundle up, you badass.