Bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia, Finland is a study in extremes. Helsinki, the capital city, is a fashion forward design hub, while northern Finland is an outdoor adventure paradise. The northernmost region, Lapland, draws visitors from all over the world, hoping to see the Northern Lights and engaging in Arctic activities like dog-sledding and snowshoeing. The offshore Archipelago is also a popular summer destination in Finland.
QUICK FINLAND FACTS
Currency: Finland uses the Euro as their currency which can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Finland, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official language of Finland is Swedish.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Finland for travellers, however in forest areas or to the Aland Islands, tick-borne encephalitis is a risk. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is perfectly safe to drink.
Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Finland.
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