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.

Land area 338,145 km²
Total population 5,571,665
Population density (per km²) 16.5
Capital Helsinki
Official language Finnish, Swedish
Income per capita $ 44,500
Currency Euro
ISO 3166 code FI
Internet TLD .fi
License plate FIN
Telephone code +358
Time zone UTC + 2
Geographic coordinates 64 00 N, 26 00 O


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

Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid travel insurance

In crisis and emergency contact
Royal Norwegian Embassy, ​​Helsinki
Office address:
Rehbindervägen 17
00150 Helsinki

Postal address:
PB 116
FI-00151 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

Major Landmarks in Finland


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.

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 each country.

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 coronavirus covid-19.

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. According to allcitycodes, Finland area code is +358.

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 with Norway.
Emergency telephones ambulance/fire/police: 112 The
mains in Finland is at 220 volts
Telephone and GSM coverage is almost total.