It’s important to understand that the South American seasons are in reverse to those of North America. This will be very important when you’re planning a trip to Patagonia, especially for those coming from America or Europe. In essence, when it’s summer in the States, it’s winter in Patagonia. For a place so close to the Southern tip of the planet, timing your trip appropriately is crucial. Many lodges in the area are only open during the spring and summer months from November to April, including Hosteria Helsingfors.
Another thing to realize about the Patagonian climate is that weather here is very unpredictable. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it storms, sometimes it’s sunny, and all these things can all happen on the same day. Bringing the appropriate clothing for your Patagonian adventure is important (see our Patagonia packing list recommendations.)
While weather temperatures are generally mild in Patagonia, the months between October and April are clearly the most favorable. January and February are peak seasons when average highs breach 70 degrees. The spring months of October through December are also quite palatable with temperatures usually in the 60’s. Most people avoid visiting during the Patagonian winter when highs go below 50 degrees and rainfall and snow are common.
When to Visit Patagonia Argentina
In timing with the best months to see Patagonia, the Helsingfors Lodge is open between October and April. Regardless of which month you choose to come, the lodge is both quaint and remote, offering a true escape into nature from the busy and hectic city life. Here is a quick rundown of what Helsingfors has to offer for travellers during each month during the season:
SummerDraw highest crowds.
Busiest tourism time.
FallGood time for sightseeing
WinterIt's Winter and our Lodge is closed.
SpringGood time to visit. Helsingfors Lodge opens in November until April of every year.
Summertime - Busiest Tourism Time
Good time for sightseeing
Spring - Good Time to visit
Traveling to Patagonia: Weather, Climate & Seasons
|Month||Max Temp F||Min Temp C|
|January||This is the peak Patagonia season and is the most favorable time to see all the surrounding attractions. Temperatures become very comfortable and trails are open all over the area. While this does draw the most visitors to the area, it’s important to note that with Patagonia being such a remote area in the world (and with the Helsingfors being so secluded) you’ll be certain to find peace and tranquility regardless.||65.7°||45.9°|
|February||This is the peak Patagonia season and is the most favorable time to see all the surrounding attractions. Temperatures become very comfortable and trails are open all over the area. While this does draw the most visitors to the area, it’s important to note that with Patagonia being such a remote area in the world (and with the Helsingfors being so secluded) you’ll be certain to find peace and tranquility regardless.||65.3°||45.5°|
|March||The temperatures begin to cool into the fall months, but there are still lots of things to do. With diminished crowds, the local animals become more confident and are more visible. Additionally, the changing foliage during the fall presents incredible, breathtaking views as the red and yellow leaves contrast with the clear blue lagoons and white colors of the surrounding mountains. This is a great time for photography.||61.3°||42.1°|
|April||As weather continues to cool towards the winter months, the Helsingfors Lodge eventually shuts its doors until the Spring season. However, this is still an excellent time to visit with so few people around. It can be a true period of adventure into nature and a time to clear your head.||54.5°||37.6°|
|May||Our Lodge is closed for the Winter season.||45.9°||32.4°|
|June||Our Lodge is closed for the Winter season.||41.4°||28.4°|
|July||Our Lodge is closed for the Winter season.||39.7°||27°|
|August||Our Lodge is closed for the Winter season.||43.9°||29.8°|
|September||Our Lodge is closed for the Winter season.||50.7°||33.3°|
|October||Helsingfors Lodge prepares to open in the middle of springtime as the snow melts and the temperatures rise. While the temperatures are cooler than in the summer, this can actually be an incredible time to visit Patagonia. You’ll be one of the very first visitors for the season and the hiking trails will be nearly empty. This also increases the chances of seeing endemic wildlife that make this area home in Los Glaciares National Park.||56.8°||37.2°|
|November||The final spring month of the year, this is a great time for an early holiday trip, especially during the Thanksgiving week. The area is still quiet and the temperatures become very comfortable in this period.||61.3°||41.2°|
|December||Summer season officially begins and provides extended days of outdoor activities to celebrate the holidays, such as Christmas or New Years. You’ll be able to begin the new year with a fresh perspective after this exhilarating trip.||64.2°||44.1°|