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Public Transport Strike 14-15.2.24
On Wednesday and Thursday, 14th and 15th February, there will be a local public transport strike in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere. Some services may still operate. Check with local service providers for latest information. Public Transport

Linguajoy Summer Camps
Helsinki 17 June - 19 July

There's still time for kids to join Linguajoy's remaining 2024 5-day international language summer camps!
Read more

Finnish Summer Course
Jyväskylä 1-19 July

Registration closes 13th June for the Intensive Summer Course organized by the Summer University of Jyväskylä. Hop hop!
See more!

B1 Finnish Learning Pack
Yle Learning has released a series of quick, free and fun exercises based along the lines of the YKI Langauge Skills Test (required for Finnish citizenship). Intermediate B1 level, optimised for mobile.in Espoo, Hamina, Helsinki, Iisalmi, Imatra, Kokemäki, Kotka, Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Mäntsälä, Porvoo, Raasepori, Riihimäki, Turku and Vantaa. Read more!

Free City Bikes!
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Vantaa is offering free city bike passes for the 2024 season! in Espoo, Hamina, Helsinki, Iisalmi, Imatra, Kokemäki, Kotka, Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Mäntsälä, Porvoo, Raasepori, Riihimäki, Turku and Vantaa. Hop on!

City Bike Season 2024
Finland's shared bicycle programs are re-opening, generally for April-October inclusive, across the country. FREE in Vantaa for 2024! in Espoo, Hamina, Helsinki, Iisalmi, Imatra, Kokemäki, Kotka, Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Mäntsälä, Porvoo, Raasepori, Riihimäki, Turku and Vantaa. Hop on!

Learn Finnish with LingQ!
LingQ has been added to Language Training Apps. It offers 42 languages including Finnish, with the USP that you can import your own content and create personalised lessons. See more

Finnish Summer Course, 1-19 July
Get to know Finnish language and lifestyle in Jyväskylä, in a fun international atmosphere. Intensive Summer Course organized by the Summer University of Jyväskylä.
Save 50€ on bookings before March 31Read more

Relocation Services by Victor Ek
Established in 1885, well-known moving company Victor Ek has expanded its portfolio to include global relocation services. See more!

Advisory: Rentola Finland
Home-seekers are advised to exercise caution prior to engaging the services of this housing search company. Read more

Nursing in Finland
There is a shortage of nurses in Finland. Info about foreign qualifications, studying, and practising as a nurse. Check it

Medical Finnish Language Courses
Ideal for healthcare professionals interested in working in Finland. Attain Finnish language skills for a medical environment, and integrate into the Finnish healthcare system. Read more

Scary Santa
In Finland Santa is known as Joulupukki, the Christmas Goat, and is pretty terrifying!Check him out

City Bikes Return to Turku
Shared bicycles (Fölläri) are available until October 31. The new system will expand during the season, and requires use of the Donkey Republic app. Info & locations

Furnished Apartments in Turku
A new provider, Norden Homes, has been added to the Furnished Apartments page. Apart from offering homes in Greater Helsinki, Norden specialises in Turku apartments. All with a Nordic touch! Read more

Noli Katajanokka II Open!
Noli Studios' latest serviced apartments, next to Allas Sea Pool and the harbour in a fully renovated 1929 historical building. A unique alternative to Helsinki rental apartments. Read more

Property Prices Low!
Finnish apartment prices continue to fall. Statistics Finland's figures for October 2023 show a drop of 7.8% in Greater Helsinki over the previous 12 months, and 6.5% across the rest of the country.See more

Dark Theme Added
Expat Finland now has the world's most requested website feature! 'Dark Mode' is often preferred by visitors on smartphones. Give it a whirl!

Finnish Labour Market Q3 2023, Q1 2024
Discouraging figures almost across-the-board, including another increase in the number of unemployed foreigners! However...
Finland's hiring prospects for Q1 2024 look reasonable, and are better than the average global outlook.See the report

Winter!
The season of crunchy snow, woolly socks and, if you're lucky, crackling fireplaces! Check VisitFinland's winter activities suggestions...Go there!

Rugby, Soccer, & Karate Camps in Summer!
The Helsinki Warriors Rugby Club has 2 1-day camps, the British Football School has 2 5-day camps, and MoovKids has 3 karate camps. All for kids - boys and girls - in June & July in Helsinki. Good fun and arranged with safety in mind! See more!

New Long-Distance Bus Service
FlixBus has launched in Finland with a service including stops in Vaasa, Närpiö, Pori, Rauma, Raisio, Turku, Salo, Espoo and Helsinki Hop on!

Hurling in Tampere!
The Tampere Hammer Gaels GAA club welcomes new members, regardless of age, to their hurling team in Tampere.Join in!

Job Market Finland
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment's Job Market Finland includes 1000s of job listings, and services for individuals, entrepreneurs and employers. Check it!

Corporate Accommodation
Agencies with expertise catering to employees on assignment in Finland; well-equipped apartments in central locations Finland-wide.Business Apartments

Piano Lessons
Piano Lessons with Barry, in Helsinki, offers fun and transformative lessons, mainly serving kids and adults in the expat community. Read more

Summer Camps and Language Clubs
Fun, inspiring and adventurous language immersion camps and activities for kids and youths, with a growing variety for 2022!Join the fun

Safe Scooting
Traffic rules for scooters added to the Driving in Finland page. Also, traffic safety Stories for Children! Have a look

Online Shopping from non-EU Retailers
New import taxes and customs declaration rules are in effect from July 2021. More info

Summer University Season!
Eighteen summer universities are offering Finnish courses in 2021. Read more

Duolingo Finnish
The free, popular online course is included in the Finnish language training apps section. See the apps

A New Concept in Accommodation
Noli Studios' serviced apartments with hotel amenities are a unique alternative to Helsinki rental apartments. Katajanokka, Sörnäinen, Myyrmäki. Read more

Tailored Apartment, Tailored Furnishing
Furent helps you locate an apartment anywhere in Finland, then furnishes it the way you want! Furent info

Rental Apartments
Finland-wide Search in English! From studios to large homes.Kodisto.fi

Condo Project Accommodation
A leader in project accommodation, Condo arranges lodgings Finland-wide for teams of up to 200, as well as in Sweden. Corporate accommodation also available. Condo info

Car Hire Discount
5%-10% off at Rhino Car Hire for Expat Finland visitors! Over 50,000 locations worldwide. More info

Commercial Property
Finland-wide, Offices, restaurants, warehouses+ Property search

General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR
EU personal data regulation since 2018. Privacy

Fun Things

Finnish Jokes & Faux Pas
Jokes about Finland, and funny Finnglish! Have a laugh

Fingerpori in English
Famous comic strip; strange Finnish humour! Fingerpori!

Popular Things

Quick Guide
Living & working in Finland, step-by-step. See the Guide

Housing
All about it: finding, renting, buying, selling... Housing info

Expat Finland Social Media
Finnish fun, tips and news for Expats. Facebook

Finnish Things

thisisFINLAND
All about Finland, by the Finland Promotion Board. finland.fi

Visit Finland
The official travel guide of Finland. visitfinland.com

Finterest
Finland-wide events & activities in 20 languages. finterest.fi

Government Things

Embassies & Consulates
Foreign representation in Finland. Read more

Maahanmuuttovirasto (Migri)
Finnish Immigration Service. migri.fi

Kela
Social Insurance Institution of Finland. kela.fi

Verohallinto
Finnish Tax Administration. tax.fi

Suomi.fi
How to run a business in Finland. suomi.fi

Useful Things

'Opening Hours'
Business hours for almost everything in Finland. aukioloajat.com

Finnish the Fun Way
Grab a gamified app and learn Finnish on the go! Apple iOS and Android. Check them

Finnish Calendar
Calendar showing week numbers, Finnish holidays, and name days. paivyri.fi

Everyman's Right
Your rights and responsibilities for use of others' private land for camping, hunting, fishing, berry picking and more. PDF See the PDF

Nice Things

Finnish Wallpapers
Turn your phone or computer into a view of the lake! See them

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