Euro (EUR)

Official languages

Finnish, Swedish


GMT + 2

Calling code


Area codes

Helsinki: 9, Oulu: 8, Turku: 2

Internet TLD



Generally shops are open Monday–Friday from 9am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. Department stores are open longer.

National holidays

New Year’s Day January 1
Epiphany January 6
Easter movable feast
May Day May 1
Ascension movable feast
Whit Sunday movable feast
Midsummer movable feast
All Saint’s Day October 31
Independence Day December 6
Christmas December 25 & 26

National dish

Karjalanpaisti – a meat stew
Poronkäristys – sautéed reindeer
Poronpaisti – roasted reindeer
Karjalanpiirakat – traditional Karelian pies with rice or potato filling
Kalakukko – fish baked inside a loaf of bread
Mustamakkara – a type of a blood sausage, usually served with lingonberry jam


Finland’s electricity runs on 220V/50Hz.


Citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland do not need visa for entry into Finland (for stays of up to 90 days). Only a valid passport is required. Citizens of Schengen states need only an identity card.

Useful numbers

Emergency: 112