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

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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?

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, ...
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Will I be fined or arrested transferring through Finland with expired Schengen visa? [closed]

I'm a Chinese student studying in Sweden. My visa extension was rejected by the Swedish migration office, and because of this I will leave for China within a month. However, I had no idea about a ...
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Russian citizen travelling US → Iceland → Finland → Russia and back. What visas?

Russian citizen, US permanent resident is planning a trip to Russia and back on the following itinerary: US -- (flight) --> Iceland (Reykjavik) 1 day stay --(flight)--> Finland (Helsinki) 1 day stay --...
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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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Practical information to prepare a visit to Kakslauttanen (igloo village) in Finland [closed]

I am planning to visit this Igloo Village(kakslauttanen). What are the best times to visit and how to go about planning the trip for the same? A lot of information I found from here - http://...
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Do Chinese citizen need finland transit visa? [duplicate]

I'm a Chinese. I will start from Korea, transit Finland(transit time is about 3 hours) to Germany, Berlin. I already knew I must have Germany visa. Must i have a Finland visa? i just am going to ...
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Transit visa at Helsinki airport

We are a couple from India and are spending 23 hours at Helsinki airport. Can we get a transit visa to leave the airport, see the city, stay at a hotel etc?
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Do I need a passport travelling within Schengen through Kyiv?

I am a Finnish citizen. I'm used to travelling only within the Schengen Area and/or EU, and I'm able to do it with my Finnish National ID card. I haven't even bothered to get an expensive passport, as ...
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Is it possible to camp in a tent in Finland

In the beginning of October I want to make a little bicycle trip in Finland. Is it possible to stay with a tent in Finland? Or maybe available some areas where you can make a camp for free?
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Can I leave the Schengen area from another country other than the one I issued the visa from?

I have a Spanish visa type D for 115 days. I will spend the last week of my visa with a friend in Finland. Is it ok to return to my country from Finland directly or do I have to return to Spain first ...
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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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How do I book a family carriage on VR Finnish trains from Helsinki to Turku?

I couldn't find my way around their website I am not even sure if this a coach you can book exclusively for your family or it's a play area on the train but it's a great way to travel with children, ...
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Travel to Germany with a Finnish residence permit (Type B Student)

Can I travel with a Finnish residence permit (Type B Student) to Germany before entering Finland for the first time? I am from Iran and I want to visit my uncle for 10 days.
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Travelling from Portugal to Finland - is it recommended to get a passport?

This summer I will be travelling to Helsinki (and staying there for about a week). While both countries belong to the EU, and so I am not obliged to get a passport, I know that not having one can make ...
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Schengen visa waiver for US citizens after residence permit expires?

I'm a US citizen working in Finland. I'm waiting for my residence permit renewal to be processed, which takes quite a long time. (Recently, it seems that the turnaround time is over 120 days. I don'...
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Late night buses from Helsinki airport to Turku in December?

I'm traveling in December. I arrive at Helsinki airport (HEL) at 9pm and would like to get to Turku as soon as possible. What is the latest night bus available? Alternatively, how early can I take ...
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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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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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Can I leave the Helsinki airport on a layover, as an American

I have a 24 hr layover in Helsinki. I am traveling in a US passport. Can I leave the airport, check into a hotel, and take a bus into the city?
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What kind of visa is necessary to volunteer (WWOOF) in Finland for 6 months?

I'm not Finnish but I've always wanted to visit and plan to do so for 6 months. While I'm there, I'd like to volunteer through WWOOF. Is this even possible? I can't find information about visas for ...
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What type of car do I need for a trip in Finland?

I'm currently planning a trip to Finland for one week, and think we will go to the following places: Arrive in Helsinki Step to Tampere Step to Jyväskylä Step to Kuopio Step to Savonlinna Step to ...
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Vegetarian budget options in Finland

I am new here and I have some specific questions regarding an upcoming business travel to Finland. I hail from India and would be put up at Helsinki centre for 4 weeks till mid of April. After ...
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Almost 24 hour over night layover in Helsinki

I am traveling from Beijng to New York and an airline which I am choosing has a layover of 23.5 hours at Helsinki airport. I'm a Chinese and don't have Finland visa. If I don't want to sleep on the ...
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Mixed-gender naked swimming pools in Finland

I've just read about Yrjonkatu, which is a Finnish swimming pool where nudism is allowed, but only on separate days for men and women. Are there any pools in Finland that allow mixed-gender nude ...
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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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Prepaid SIM card for data in UK, France, and Finland

I want to buy a SIM card with prepaid data plan in UK. I will travel around France and Finland. I'm staying for less than a month, and I expect to use <250 MB. It seems that most plans don't allow ...
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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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How many hours should I consider allowing to visit Suomenlinna and Seurasaari islands?

I'm planning a trip to Helsinki (a quick trip indeed, just one day and a half) and I don't want to miss some spots like the Suomenlinna island (the only UNESCO site in the zone) and the Seurasaari ...