Finland travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Finland with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Finland.

Helsinki Cathedral rising above the city's popular waterfront, Finland © Scanrail -
Helsinki Cathedral rising above the city's popular waterfront, Finland © Scanrail -

Finland travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Finland with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Finland - quick facts
Flight time 3 to 6 hours
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Finnish, Swedish
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Finland weather

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Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall
Sea temperature °C

The Finland weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Helsinki.

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Finland travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Finland from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Finland.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Finland travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Finland with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Finland, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Finland covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Finland with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Finland travel features

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Finland FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Finland including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Finland due to Covid-19?

Finland is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Finland.

Check out Finnish Institue for Health & Welfare for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Finland?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Finland. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Finland from the UK?

The flight time to Finland from the UK is typically 3 to 6 hours.

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What is the time difference between Finland and the UK?

The time difference between Finland and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Finland?

The main languages spoken in Finland are Finnish and Swedish.

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What is the currency in Finland?

The currency in Finland is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Finland?

Finland uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Finland?

They drive on the right side of the road in Finland.

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