• You may have a ready-made holiday schedule, or perhaps your visit to Finland evolves around business rather than leisure, but we figured we could share our ideas and likings as well. We will focus on things to do in or near to Helsinki, and gather up a few suggestions suitable for visitors of all ages. For wintertime outings, you can naturally embrace the clean nature by yourself - there are many forests, parks and local activities to see. However, sometimes it's easiest to go with someone who knows where to be...

  • Mid Layers... Base Layers... Woolen Socks! We know, it can be quite overwhelming. Not a lot of people know much about what materials or how many layers to wear when it comes to Finnish winter weather. This is actually why Winter Wear Finland's story begun - the family behind the rental service felt so bad for a tourist, who they met up in Lapland, that it sparked an inspiration to help other visitors with the big question of what to wear. This poor woman had chosen to wear rubber boots, probably with...

  • Understanding the various measurement systems and global differences in sizing charts, we've tried to convert the sizes in an easily understandable table. Luckily, with outer wear it's fairly easy to guess the right size, as we all need some room in it anyway and most pants and jackets come with adjustable sleeves and waistlines. Here's how to find your size: GENERAL SIZE CHART // KIDS Age: 1-3 months = EUR 62cm = US 6 months Age: 3-6 months = EUR 68cm = US 9 months Age: 6-9 months = EUR 74cm = US...

  • In Finland, darkness decends early in fall and winter months. We've learnt to deal with it, and have grown accustomed to using safety reflectors. In fact, have been doing so for over 50 years. They come in every color and pattern you can think of, and yes, save lives. Imagine a pedestrian on the sidewalk, wearing mostly dark clothes, no street lights, no reflector. Scary combination, yet so common! He or she becomes visible to a driver so late, that it leaves roughly only one second of reaction time to...

  • Did you know, that in Finland our little ones nap outdoors in their strollers even in the wintertime? We can trust in our expertly designed clothing to retain warmth in the fresh, crispy air! Layers of carefully chosen materials, a sleeping bag and perhaps a piece of fabric in front of the canopy together provide safety and warmth, just like a mother's arms. One traditional, child friendly winter activity we think you shouldn't miss is sledging. Finnish kids have learnt to ask their parents for sledge rides from a very...