The snow melts, the ice breaks and nature is reborn in April and May
April is still considered a snowy month in Rovaniemi and Lapland, but the snow gradually disappears as May approaches. The ice on rivers and lakes starts melting, and big chunks of ice can be seen flowing downstream.
In early April, the last of the Northern Lights displays can be seen. Towards the end of April, nights are too light for the Auroras to be spotted.
In May, northern nature starts getting ready to blossom once again after a harsh winter. At the end of May, nights are white.
In Rovaniemi, winter activities still run in early April, after which it’s time for non-snow stuff.
Typical daytime temperatures in the spring:
- April: 5 to 10 degrees Celsius
- May: 10 to 20 degrees Celsius