Health advice mosquitoes and ticks
In the summer months, especially in July, travelers can be more or less bothered by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are everywhere in Northern Finland. In southern and central Finland, mosquitoes are mainly found in the immediate vicinity of the lakes. Good mosquito repellents are available at pharmacies and drugstores. Drugs with deet are especially effective, so that your journey remains enjoyable.
Remarkably few mosquitoes have been observed in central Finland in the past two years (2020 and 2021).
Watch out for ticks when hiking or camping in nature, as they can transmit Lyme disease.
Tick-borne encephalitis may also occur in Finland. Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain caused by a virus, which can be transmitted by ticks. From April to November, ticks are most active and the risk of contracting this disease is highest.
Protect yourself from ticks! Spray with Deet also helps to prevent tick bites.