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Questions tagged [finland]

A Nordic country of 5.4 million inhabitants, situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe.

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How will overstaying my Finnish visa affect future travel/visas?

I used to study in Finland 10 years ago on a Finnish student visa. As my visa was expiring and I prepared to travel to my home country, I didn't ask for permission to stay longer. So I left Finland 15 ...
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Finland business visa asks to cancel current Germany WP visa

I have a valid German work permit visa for 6 months. However, I have never used that visa as the project for which I had it for got cancelled. I have applied for a Finland business visa within that ...
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Transit Visa, Helsinki [duplicate]

Do i need a transit visa when travelling through Helsinki, Finland ? The lay over is 4 hours between changing planes. Flight is from Los Angeles USA to New Delhi India with a plane change in Helsinki ...
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Can I travel to Europe with indefinite leave to enter the UK?

Can I travel to Finland with a UK visa residence (indefinite leave to enter the UK), or do I need to get the Schengen visa for me to able to travel to Finland?
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Are the Finnish and Udmurt languages mutually intelligible?

As I know there is the one common language group, Finno-Ugrian, but I'm not sure if that means it is possible to go to Finland and speak to Finnish speakers with my Udmurt language knowledge.
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Aurora Borealis in Oulu

I am planning to go to Oulu in February for 4 days. What are the chances of seeing Aurora Borealis and are there some tours available? Would there be a significantly better chance of seeing the ...
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Can I follow where the ferry between Vaasa and Uumaja (Vasa and Umeå) is?

The ferry from Vaasa to Uumaja has turned back due to bad weather. Is there a way of following where it is, expected arrival time and other such information?
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Will I need to go through immigration when flying from Sweden to Finland?

I will be in Stockholm in January and I'm thinking of taking a flight to Rovaniemi, Finland while I'm there. I know I will have to go through immigration to get into Sweden. But, since I'm already in ...
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How long can I stay in Finland? [duplicate]

The Embassy of Finland gave me a visa valid from 10.10.2018 to 29.11.2018, but the number of days is 50. When will I have to leave Finland?
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Schengen travel with residence permit but over 90 days

I am a bit confused about traveling as a researcher in Schengen countries. I am a citizen of the United States, but have a residence permit to live in Finland. Based on the immigration office here, ...
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Visa to Finland [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and have a long connection (23 hours)in Helsinki on my way back to New York from Paris. Do I need a visa? Can I leave the airport and stay overnight in Helsinki?
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Is it possible to get legalization of Pakistani documents for Finland visa process?

If you are travelling to Finland on work/residence visa with you family as Pakistani, the marriage certificate, and child birth certificates requires legalization from Finland Embassy. Finland do not ...
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When traveling by train in Finland what can I expect from these options?

I am in the process of booking some train tickets for my trip in Finland. Apart from technical problems in selecting the specific seat, I have a few questions about the available options, since I am ...
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Can a Finland Schengen visa get rejected if the invitation letter holder is unemployed?

My friend, a Finland citizen, sent me a invitation letter. I have applied and been to my interview, a few days ago. My friend was employed when I got the letter but now they are unemployed. At this ...
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How can I find Midsummer (Juhannus) celebration spots nearby Helsinki?

The title says it all, really. I plan to be in Helsinki for mid-summer, and I know it is quite a big event in Finland. If possible I would like to participate in some local celebrations. How can I ...
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Is this the only way to reach Lake Lappajärvi with public transport?

This is my second question in a brief series on public transport in Finland. After solving my Inari/Ivalo conundrum, I plan to move south. After a stop in Rovaniemi, I plan to go towards Tampere, and ...
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Is it possible to reach Inari from Ivalo with public transport?

This is part of a series of question on public transport in Finland. It has been suggested by a mod that I ask separate questions for each location I intend to visit. I intend to see the Midnight Sun,...
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Transit visa for Finland while final destination is Italy [duplicate]

I have issued an Italian short-term visa to attend a course. My connecting flight is from Finland. Do I have to get a transit visa for the layover in Finland?
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Can a Hungarian work permit holder apply to Finland for a Schengen business visa?

I have a Hungarian work permit (with 1 year validity) but haven't traveled yet to Hungary. I have to wait 3 more months to go to Hungary due to delays in the work agreement with the client. Now I ...
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Possible ways to get from St. Petersburg to Helsinki (or the other way around) [closed]

I'm looking for ways to get there without a private car and a group of 4-6 people in the middle of May. I'll name some of the possible solutions I've found, but I wasn't able to get much information ...
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Finland - SIM Card provider with data plans

I will be visiting Finland for 1 month near the end of this month, for a business trip. I would like to know how easy it is to get a SIM card with a data plan right after I land at the Helsinki ...
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How much is a safe amount to prove financial solvency while applying for Schengen Visa

A Schengen visa application requires personal bank statement, credit card statement covering the last six months as proof of solvency. My question is what could be a safe amount to show financial ...
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Traveling from Kyiv(Ukraine) to Helsinki via Amsterdam with visa issued by The Netherlands

I have a visa issued by the Netherlands(multi, type C) and I would like to travel to Helsinki. I have never entered the Netherlands by the mentioned visa. There is a flight available through Amsterdam,...
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What ferries go from Sweden to Finland? [closed]

I'm in Sweden and I need to go to Finland. I don't want to take a flight or drive there, and I've seen that there seem to be ferries going from Sweden to Finland. What ferry options are there for ...
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Will a Liechtenstein stamp really get me denied entrance to Finland? [duplicate]

I am a frequent traveller who enjoys getting my passport stamped (when I have pages, anyway). On a visit to Liechtenstein, I received a stamp from Liechtensteinish officials (purely for souvenir ...
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How to get to Munich from Helsinki?

I am about to book a cruise that finishes in Helsinki at 11:30 am. My flight back to Munich will depart at 4:20 pm on the same day. Since cruise ships can hardly get stuck in traffic and the bus ride ...
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Can I use a Schengen visa issued by Finland to visit non-schengen EU countries?

I got a multiple visit visa from Finnish Embassy to visit a friend, a citizen in Finland. He suggested taking a trip to Croatia; this will affect my itinerary so that less than half of my stay will be ...
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How to reach Treriksröset?

Treriksröset is a point which borders Norway, Sweden and Finland. Now the question is, how to get there? Take a look at this map: The closest route is the E8, but it takes 5 hours to go by foot or ...
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How prevalent is Swedish in the Swedish speaking parts of Finland

What is the day to day language in a place like Turku/Åbo where the official language is Swedish? When I visit there as a tourist (so in shops restaurants etc.) should I expect almost everybody to be ...
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Can I use my Schengen visa to travel from Finland to Italy?

My single-entry Schengen visa was issued by Finland but I want go to Italy for a few days. Can I go by airplane. Will the airport authorities will ask why I am going there and do I have to take with ...
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Canadian renting car in Finland and driving sports team members

I'm travelling to Finland and renting a car (not a van or bus) in which I will me carrying a number of members of a sports team, most of whom are not related to me. Our home/auto insurance (TD Meloche-...
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Can I board Finnish Railways Intercity train from an intermediate station?

Bought a ticket from Helsinki -> Turku 2nd class, Intercity train (IC). I would like to board it at the first stop (Pasila, ~5 mins from Helsinki) instead of Helsinki and still use the same ticket. ...
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Are there any Taizé worship services in Helsinki?

I'm going to Helsinki for 4 days. Where I live, I go to a Taizé worship service. Are there any Taizé services in Helsinki? If so, how could I make contact and join the prayer service?
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Student Resident permit [duplicate]

I am applying for student resident card for a university in Finland. Before reaching Finland for my studies, I first plan to visit Germany. Is it okay to first travel to Germany and then proceed ...
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What travel document should a dual national register when booking the Helsinki-St Petersburg train?

Someone I know is a Swedish-South African citizen, and has a Swedish ID card and a South African passport. He's going on the Allegro train Helsinki-St Petersburg (and back), and his documents, ...
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Why are there so many pots with daffodils in Finland in April?

I just visited Finland (specifically Helsinki and Porvoo) and a lot of shops and houses have daffodils near their doors (or gates). Is there any significance to this? For future readers, it's ...
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Turku and Tampere in one day? [closed]

I am traveling to Finnland this week. Some options I have is to visit the cities of Turku and Tampere but I dont know how long should it take to visit them. Is it worth it to visit the cities in 2 ...
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Citizen of Moldova travelling to Finland as an interpreter on a short business trip (7 days) - visa exemption

I am a citizen of Moldova and I plan to travel to Finland from Turkey, where I currently reside, as an interpreter for two people on a business trip. I am a freelance interpreter, so I am not a ...
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Can the aurora and snow be seen at Rovaniemi in October?

If I go to Rovaniemi in October to visit the Santa Claus Village, is this a time when it is common to see the Aurora Borealis and maybe some snow?
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover in Finland while I have a Danish residence permit? [duplicate]

I have a residence and work permit for Denmark and since I'm flying there for the first time, my passport has not been stamped. Do I need a transit visa if I'm travelling through Finland (since it's ...
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How does using the sauna in the Finnair business class lounge in Helsinki work?

If you're lucky enough to have access to the Finnair business class lounge in Helsinki airport, on the non-Schengen side, then the lounge information has this gem in it: Private shower suites and a ...
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Is there a real location that resembles Moominvalley? [see pictures]

I do hope this question belongs here... I want to know if there is a specific place that bears the most resemblance to Moominvalley, which is a fictional valley where Tove Jansson's books about the ...
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Is there any mandatory medical fitness report required to travel to Finland?

I have recently received my tourist visa to travel to Finland for ten days. Do I need to go for any medical checkup and is any fitness report mandatory before travel? Also, it will be good if I can ...
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Would a Finland prepaid SIM work in other Scandinavian countries?

I read from Need fast mobile internet while in Finland for 1 month that there are prepaid Finnish SIMs with data. I'm planning to go to Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Could someone ...
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Are foreign drivers liable to pay fines proportional to their income when committing driving-related violations in Finland?

In Finland, there is a peculiar system (päiväsakko/dagsböter/day-fines) where drivers who commit violations on the road (such as speeding) are punished with a fine proportional to their income. Does ...
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What duration to request for a multiple-entry visa to Finland, from India?

I want to apply for multiple-entry visa, so what should be the duration of stay? Currently I am planning for 10 days only so should it be 10 days or shall I give more than that, suppose 45 or 90 days?...
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Is it necessary to rent a car in Lapland?

I'm planning a trip for mid-February to fly into Helsinki-Vantaa, then catching the Santa Claus Express Night Train to Rovaniemi (Lapland). Staying in Lapland to see the Northern Lights for a week, ...
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How serious is an expired passport? [closed]

I am in Europe, my passport is expired about 3 months ago, but i am tied up here due to active court case for my visa. I can't renew my passport because there is no embassy here for my country. I can'...
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What is the quickest way to get from Portugal to Finland by car? [closed]

My family and I want to travel from Portugal to Finland. Since my daughter is afraid of planes, we need to go by car. We want to make at least 1 layover somewhere. How should we drive to get there as ...
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Is my Finnish Schengen residence permit (issued for work) still valid if I'm no longer employed?

I have a residence permit (Finland), the valid days as per permit card is until June 30, 2016. I de-registered my SSN and moved out of Finland on October, 2015. Now I would like to travel to Germany, ...