Finland destination information

All you need to know before visiting Finland

Finland summary

Finland is a medium sized country with around 5M Finland. Official languages are Swedish and Finnish. Finland uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Finland is Euro (EUR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 100
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 15

ATMs in Finland are Common. Internet speed in Finland is on average 16.6 Mbps. In Finland you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Helsinki
🗣️ Finnish Swedish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M ☀️ ~1 °C 🌧 ~42 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 338k km2 (131k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Finland uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Finnish
  • Swedish


Currency 💱

1 EUR = 1.1 USD

Finland uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Finland. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Finland. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts always include a service charge.

Card 💳

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within Finland (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.


Mobile Phone 📱

Finland uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Finland upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Finland, dial +, then 358 (the country code for Finland), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Finland, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 13 .

international: + 358 13 1234567
calling local: 013 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Finland is on average 16.6 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Finland is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about €16.82, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: DNA, Elisa or Telia.


Rules 🚗

In Finland you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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