Finland — faq

When is the best time to visit?

Depends on what you would like to experience while in Finland. For plenty of pure white snow, visit between December and March. For long summer days and relaxing by the thousands of lakes, opt for June- August.

Isn't it really expensive?

Finland really isn't as expensive as people may think. Prices are on par and in some cases even lower than the UK. — 0,5l beer in a Helsinki bar €5,00 — Nonstop Airport bus to Helsinki city centre €5,90 oneway — Tram ticket in Helsinki (valid for one hour) €2,20 — Main course in a city centre restaurant €10-25

What currency does Finland have?

Finland joined EURO in 2001.

How cold does it get in the Winter?

During the winter months, temperatures can drop as low as -35-40c This is not the norm however and more common winter temperatures range from 0 to minus 25 depending on the region and time of year.

I've heard about Midnight Sun – where/when I can see this?

Check the latest weather information before you travel at http://www.fmi.fi/en/index.html

I don't speak any Finnish, will I manage?

Most Finns speak excellent English and even in more remote areas you are likely to find a person able to help you in English. You should not have any difficulties when it comes to language.

What documents do I need to enter Finland?

You need a valid national passport or other equivalent official document that satisfactorily establishes your identity and nationality. If you aren't a citizen of Finland or a European Economic Area (EEA) country, you may also need a visa. Please check with your local Finnish Embassy.