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

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Short stay in the Schengen area after work permit ends

Asking for a friend because we really can't find answer to this despite searching a lot. He came here at the beginning of October, let's say 10.10, from Asia (90 days allowed). Applied for a work ...
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Are there any passenger trains from Sweden to Finland?

I know about buses and ferries, Rail transport in Finland page does not say if they are passenger trains VR page shows only trains to Russia.
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Ferry prices in Åland islands [closed]

What is the cheapest way to travel from Sweden to Finland and vice versa with ferries through Åland islands?
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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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Sleeping on the Sweden-Finland ferry; how rowdy does it get?

I'm considering to travel from Helsinki (Finland) to Stockholm (Sweden) on the direct overnight ferry on a Friday night on the Silja Symphony, but I'm worried about the reputation of those ferries as ...
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Finland: Medical Issues/Possible Accidental Overstay (American citizen, German residency permit)

everyone! Please bear with me, I am absolutely panicking and have worried I have absolutely miscalculated the time I have been in Finland. I am trying to do the right thing and honestly am at a loss. ...
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Is there a national park with mountainous and dense forests in Finland?

What I want I would like to visit one of the national parks in Finland for ~5 days. I am looking for a location that is reasonably far away from cities has dense forests a slightly mountainous area ...
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How common is complimentary drinking water upon request in restaurants in Europe?

When I was in Helsinki, I noticed restaurants there tended to be okay serving water alongside an order free of charge. I've seen this in different restaurants, including McDonalds. In some cases the ...
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Feeling the spirit of Helsinki, where?

When I visit a city, besides visiting the main tourist attractions, I usually like to see some places that can make me feel the true spirit of the place I'm visiting. As an example, if you visit Pisa ...
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Do I need a Japan transit visa to travel from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 at Narita? [duplicate]

On 12 September at 17:45 I am travelling from Helsinki Vantaa (Finnair AY 73) to Tokyo Narita Terminal 2 and from there to Terminal 1 and then I'm going to Auckland (Air New Zealand NZ 90). Do I need ...
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Process to Apply Schengen Visit Visa for Finland from Pakistan - 2021

I recently did some research on the topic but didn't find the clear steps somewhere. So I thought its good idea to share the process that I recently followed while applying for Schengen visit visa for ...
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Am I allowed to enter EU after leaving the country I have the Resident Permit for?

I am a Non-EU citizen and I have a Residence permit specifically a blue card in Finland. Now my blue card is valid till June 2024. Now, I would be leaving Finland for good and would be moving to a Non-...
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Regarding visa to Finland [duplicate]

I am living in India. I have a conference in Finland from 26 June to 1 July 2022 and also a workshop in Switzerland from 4 July to 8 July 2022. Although my first entry is Finland but can I take ...
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What do I do if my Schengen visa is rejected because of financial needs and im a student?

My Schengen visa to Finland got rejected because of insufficient means of subsistence but i am a student in the university and have no sources of funds, being aware of this my host vividly stated that ...
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Need fast mobile internet while in Finland for 1 month

I need a data plan while in Finland for a month later this year. I'm going to ask for loaner cell phone and laptop from my work. I was thinking of asking for a GSM iPhone and Mac Book Pro. Then ...
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Is it okay to mix in local language when I know it poorly?

I'm traveling to Finland for a week and mostly doing touristy things. I've been excited and decided to learn some Finnish for fun. I know everyone there is going to know English better than I learn in ...
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Is it safe to go aurora hunting in Rovaniemi by yourself?

I'm planning a visit to Rovaniemi in January with my girlfriend. The main idea is to see the northern lights which we understand is not always possible. Since we want to maximize our possibilities, ...
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Bringing an Apple Airpod from Finland to Poland via flight

I am planning to bring an airpod that I bought in Finland to Poland for a friend as a gift. I have the bill and also the packaging is still intact. My question is Do I need to declare or pay any ...
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Was I deported from Finland, and how should I answer the related question on a DS160 form?

I'm an EU citizen. I entered Finland by foot during covid-related border controls. It was a city where one half is Finnish and the other half is Swedish. Border control took me to the station for a ...
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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 be 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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Is there a real location that resembles Moominvalley?

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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Can I travel to Finland indirectly given the current U.K. travel ban?

I wanted to ask if anyone would know if it is permissible for me to travel to Helsinki from the U.K. indirectly given the current travel ban on direct flights from U.K. to Finland? My travel would be ...
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Public transport in Inari?

Is there any public transport in the municipality of Inari, Finland? I am interested in taxis or buses.
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Residence permit card in Finland sent while travelling back to U.K

I have been granted a residence right in Finland based on the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement. My card, however, will be posted in January 2021 to my address in Finland. As Christmas is coming up, it would ...
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Future consequences related to a charge of criminal offence: Drinking and riding bicycle in Germany

I am a non-EU person and a few months earlier, I was accused of a criminal offence of drink and riding a bicycle (the event was only for 2-3 minutes, no one hurt, police caught me immediately). After ...
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How can I get to Iceland on a cargo ship?

Planning a low budget and environment friendly trip to Iceland from Helsinki, Finland next summer for me and my friend. Haven't been able to find relevant information on possibility for cargo travel (...
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UK to Finland (and back) by road during COVID-19

I'm seeking confirmation about the permissibility of a journey I'm planning to make from the UK to Finland via road and ferry. For a bit of background, I'm a UK citizen emigrating to Finland from the ...
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Can I take trains in Finland even if it shows sold out?

I'll travel in Finland using my Interrail card but when I check the trains schedule I find all sold out! What should I do? Can I go and take the train anyway?
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How to get from Rovaniemi to Trondheim under the corona crisis? [duplicate]

How does one get from Rovaniemi, Finland, to Trondheim, Norway, without a car? Finnish citizen residing permanently Norway, with pictures of relevant documents and a passport at hand. Not in a ...
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Will a country take actions if I skip a return flight out but still leave still later via another flight?

I'm currently in Finland, Rovaniemi. I started from Mauritius, took BritishAirways to the UK (have a return ticket) then took two Finnair flights to Helsinki then Rovaniemi (return tickets here too). ...
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Visit Finland with visa issued from Norway during the COVID-19 outbreak

we were intending to travel to Norway ( more days) and Finland (2days) from 18.03.2020 till 1.04.2020. Now due to the quarantine mandate issued by the Norway government to all foreign nationals ...
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Skipping a return flight on two way ticket [duplicate]

My wife and I are going to Finland from Mauritius (we are residents of Mauritius) for our holidays this month. We also planned to spend a few days in England. Our plan was as follows: 15th, flight to ...
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Proof of Marriage for independent Finnish Residence Permit [closed]

My wife currently lives in Finland and she has a valid Residence Permit. Now recently I am in talks with a company to move there with an Independent Residence permit. But however, when I am filling up ...
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Are permits required for camping in Finnish national parks?

I'm planning a trip for this fall which would include two- or three-day hikes through some of the national parks in Finnish Lapland; in particular, I'm looking at Urho Kekkosen national park. The ...
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Did Finland's border authorities make a mistake?

I live in Denmark, my friend comes from Korea. Last year on December 21st, she (Korea) travelled here with a transfer in Helsinki airport. She's staying here until January 21st (31 days). Now, last ...
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Does a Mauritian need a visa to visit Finland?

I am from Mauritius and I am planning a trip to Finland. I am getting mixed answers when searching, so would like to know for sure if Mauritian citizens need a visa to visit Finland or not. My stay ...
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Which currencies does Wizz Air use in-flight?

Wizz Air is an Hungarian flight operator and I'll be flying with them from Finland to the United Kingdom. If I'd like to pay with cash for in-flight services which currency should I bring?
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Transit visa for Germany when going to Finland [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa as an Indian passport holder for Germany in order to travel to Finland from Dubai? Dubai - Germany (2hrs stop) - Finland Provided I will have a Schengen Visa (Finland)?
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passing a night in a transit airport in Schengen area the day of expiration of my visa

I got my 15-day visa [from 10 Nov to 24 Nov] in Finland and I booked my ticket [from 13 to 24], but there is a little problem, when returning from Finland there is a stopover in Frankfurt-Germany that ...
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Is there any 24/7 store in Turku?

When you're a tourist in Turku sometimes you need to get things like a toothbrush in the middle of the night. Is there any 24/7 supermarket in Turku/Åbo?
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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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Schengen tourist visa refusal [duplicate]

I have been refused a Schengen tourist visa reason being the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable.I don't understand ...
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Legalization in Pakistan of Documents for Finland

Want to ask how to legalize documents in Pakistan with no consulate or embassy representing Finland here. I looked around everywhere and can't find any answer for this.
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How can I find out what is the cheapest taxi from Helsinki airport?

In summer 2018, Finland liberalized taxi pricing, meaning companies can now charge different rates. This extends to being able to offer flat fares in addition to the usual starting fee plus per-km ...
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Visa telephone interview disconnected

I applied for a Finish Schengen tourist visa two weeks ago, so today I got a call from the Embassy and apparently it was from the visa officer who wanted to speak to me. Unfortunately the phone was ...
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As a non-Finnish citizen, am I subject to income-based traffic fines if the traffic violation occurred in Finland? [duplicate]

I read on https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/03/finland-home-of-the-103000-speeding-ticket/387484/ (mirror) that most of Scandinavia determines fines based on income. E.g.: In 2002, ...
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How do i address no.8&9 reasons for scheghen visa denial [duplicate]

I would like to re-apply for a Schengen visa after my application was rejected two weeks ago. It should be noted I am employed on contract which is renewable every year. I am not married and have no ...
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Arriving in a transit airport in Schengen area the night before the effective Visa date

I'll be travelling in Finland this summer, and today I've retrieved my passport back from VAC. The problem I have is that I applied for an effective starting date of June 16th for Finland, but I will ...
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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 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 ...