Frequently asked questions from international travellers


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Credits: Samuel Taipale

Planning your trip

What are some basic facts about Finland?

What’s the best time of year to visit Finland?

How can I get to Finland?

Where should I go in Finland?

Where can I book a trip?

Do I need a passport or visa to enter the country?

Is Finland an LGBTQ+ friendly destination?

Is Finland an accessible destination?

Northern Lights appear on more than 200 nights a year in Lapland, in northern Finland.
While in Finland

How can I get around in Finland?

What’s it like to drive in Finland?

How can I dress for the seasons? How cold or warm does Finland get?

What’s Finland’s currency? Will my credit card work? Do I need to tip?

What languages are spoken in Finland?

What animals will I encounter in Finland?

What’s nature like in Finland?

Where and when can I see the Northern Lights?

Where and when can I see the Midnight Sun?

What are Finland’s national holidays and major celebrations?

Important travel safety information

Is Finland safe?

What is the emergency number?

Where can I find the latest Covid-19 information?

See also

Places to go

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