Finland Travel Information
Norwegian citizens and others who are entitled to
return to Norway can travel in transit via Finland. For
more information about coronavirus and travel
restrictions, see the entry Entry and Health
Most trips in Finland go safely and without special
problems. However, violence and crime can also be
exposed in Finland. As a tourist, you are particularly
exposed to pocket thefts. It is important to be aware of
where to store valuables such as money, ID documents,
mobile phones etc.
There is a risk of being attacked by terrorist
attacks in most places in the world. Travelers should be
alert and take reasonable precautions. The Finnish
authorities currently consider the risk of terrorist
acts as low.
Crime is at the same level as in Norway.
Norwegian citizens staying in Finland for a shorter
or longer period are encouraged to register at http://www.reiseregistrering.no/
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid
In crisis and emergency contact
Royal Norwegian Embassy, Helsinki
Phone: +358 (0) 9 686 0180
Fax: +358 (0) 9 6860 1811
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08: 30-15: 30 (15.5.-14.9.).
Mon-Fri 8: 30-16: 00 (15.9.-14.5.)
Opening hours for the consulate section - drop-in
without an appointment: Mon-Fri 10 am-12pm. For
bookings, contact us at: +358 (0) 9 686 0180
Outside the embassy's opening hours, the UD's 24-hour
operating center can be contacted on +47 23 95 00 00 or
by e-mail at UDops@mfa.no
Covid-19: Norwegian citizens and others entitled to
return to Norway can travel in transit via Finland. The
traveler should keep abreast of changes in regulations
by following information provided by relevant tour
operators especially about canceled flights. In
addition, the traveler should familiarize himself with
the Finnish Border Guard's information and the local
authority's travel advice.
- Countryaah: Helsinki is the capital
of Finland. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice.
It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure
that travel documents are valid for entry and to
familiarize themselves with the current entry rules for
In view of tightened border controls in Europe, a
valid passport should always be carried abroad when
traveling abroad, including in the Nordic countries.
Only passports are valid as travel and ID documents
issued by the Norwegian authorities and confirmation of
Norwegian citizenship. Airline and ferry companies and
hotels often require passports upon check-in.
Coronavirus (covid-19): Norwegian
travelers should keep abreast of the development of the
coronavirus. Feel free to follow local authorities'
advice, guidance and instructions on how to deal with
the situation. You can find more information from
Finnish health authorities at Aktuellt about the
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not create
travel advice because of the risk of infection. It is
the Public Health Institute that provides health advice.
You can find more information and guidance from
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Health conditions and food hygiene are the same as in
other Nordic countries. Acute illness cases are treated
in public hospitals at the same cost as for the
country's own inhabitants.
The coin unit is the euro. All common international
credit cards can be used.
Normal shop opening hours are: 0900-2100 (Monday
Friday), 0900-1800 (Saturday), 1200-1800 (Sunday).
Bank/Public Offices: 0900-1600 (Saturday closed). The
record is closed on Saturday
National holidays are January 1, January 6, Easter
(Good Friday, 1st and 2nd Easter Day, May 1, Ascension
Day, St. Hans's Day (always added on Saturday), December
6 (National Day), All Saints' Day, 25.-26.desember
Time zone for Finland is UTC + 2 (= Norwegian time +
one hour). Finland has summer and winter time on par
Emergency telephones ambulance/fire/police: 112 The
mains in Finland is at 220 volts
Telephone and GSM coverage is almost total.