Finland is a member state of the European Union located in Northern Europe. There are 3 countries (Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden) that Finland shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Finnish and Swedish. Although English isn’t the official language, the majority of people in Finland are good English speakers.
EF EPI’s 2021 rankings placed Finland 9th among 100 nations out of non-native English-speaking countries.
The national currency in Finland is Euro (EUR). The euro (€) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).
With today’s currency rate, 1 USD is worth 0.93 EUR.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Finland is 171.92 Mbps and mobile is 128.33 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Finland is close to the world average.37.33 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.
SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Finland without having to register it with your ID or passport.
There are 2 socket types used in Finland. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, Finland will celebrate 15 national public holidays. The next one Good Friday will take place on April 7.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayUudenvuodenpäivä|
|January 6, 2023||EpiphanyLoppiainen|
|April 7, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayPitkäperjantai|
|April 9, 2023Moving holiday||Easter SundayPääsiäispäivä|
|April 10, 2023Moving holiday||Easter MondayToinen pääsiäispäivä|
|May 1, 2023||May DayVappu|
|May 18, 2023Moving holiday||Ascension DayHelatorstai|
|May 28, 2023Moving holiday||PentecostHelluntaipäivä|
|June 23, 2023Moving holiday||Midsummer EveJuhannusaatto|
|June 24, 2023Moving holiday||Midsummer DayJuhannuspäivä|
|November 4, 2023Moving holiday||All Saints’ DayPyhäinpäivä|
|December 6, 2023||Independence DayItsenäisyyspäivä|
|December 24, 2023||Christmas EveJouluaatto|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayJoulupäivä|
|December 26, 2023||St. Stephen’s DayTapaninpäivä|
What hotel chains are present in Finland?
There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Helsinki and Tampere.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Finland.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Finland.
What fast food chains are present in Finland?
The McDonald’s chain operates in Finland.
The KFC chain operates in Finland.
The Burger King chain operates in Finland.
What is the weather like in Helsinki?
Weather data for Helsinki (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains , and some of them are high-speed trains.
Subway Systems The subway system is available in Helsinki.
Emergency phones in Finland
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.
Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Illegal
Medical usage: Legal in certain circumstances
You are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol if you are under the age of 18.
Travellers from EU countries:
- 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
- 110L of beer
- 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
- 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.
Travellers from non-EU countries:
- 4L of wine
- 16L of beer
- 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume
- 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco