Finland is part of Europe with capital at Helsinki. Official languages are Swedish and Finnish. Finland uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.
💱 Currencies Used
Finland uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are common in Finland. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Finland is on average 16.6 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Finland is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about €17.13, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: DNA, Elisa or Telia.
Finland uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Finland upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Finland, dial +, then 358 (the country code for Finland), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.
For local calls within Finland, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 13 .
Finland uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
🛣️ Road rules
In Finland you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways.