Capital: Helsinki

Language: Finnish

Area: 338424 km²

Population: 5506312

Timezone : UTC/GTM 2

Currency: euro (€)

Code: +358

Electric sockets: 230 V AC, 50Hz. Type F also known as Schuko. This socket also works with plug C (standard European plug) and plug E

Finland is a member of the Schengen Agreement.

To travel to Finland, U.S. citizens are required to:

  • Hold a valid passport
  • Or an equivalent recognized travel document
  • Obtain a valid ETIAS visa waiver for Finland

U.S. citizens staying in Finland for more than 90-days:

  • ETIAS for Americans is only valid for short-term stays of up to 90 days. If one intends to remain in Finland for longer than 90 days, they must obtain the appropriate visa

U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland

Address:Itäinen Puistotie 14 B 00140 Helsinki, Finland

Phone: (+358) 9 616 250

Tourist Travel Information about Finland

etias finlandFinland (Suomi) is a Nordic country, located in the Fennoscandian region in Northern Europe, which also includes Norway and Sweden. Finland borders with Russia to the east, Norway to the north, and Sweden to the west.

With an area of 338,424 sq. Km (130,596 sq. miles), Finland is a little smaller than Montana and the most sparsely populated country in the EU,  with only 18 inhabitants per km². Around 5.4 million people reside in the country, with the majority concentrated in the South. Finland is the sixth-largest country in western Europe (behind France, Spain, Sweden, Norway, and Germany.)

The capital and largest city in Finland is Helsinki, located in the very south of the country, with a population of almost 600,000.
The official state languages are Finnish and Swedish, and Sami is a recognized regional language.

Despite rising sea levels, Finland’s geographic elevation is actually rising relative to the ocean. Every year, Finland increases in surface area by about 7 sq km (2.7 sq mi) per year because it is rebounding from the weight of ice-age glaciers and rising out of the sea.

Interesting facts

  • There are exactly 187,888 lakes (larger than 500 m²) and 179,584 islands within the territory of Finland. Both are world records
  • Finland has the highest level of academic achievements of all surveyed countries for reading, mathematics and sciences
  • The Finns are the world's biggest coffee drinkers, gulping down no less than 12 kg of the black substance annually, twice more than Italians, three times more than Americans, and four times more than Brits
  • Santa Claus (known in Finland as Joulupukki or "Yule Goat") officially resides in a house built right on top of the Arctic circle, near the town of Rovaniemi, in the northern province of Lappland. The Santa Claus Post Office (address: Santa Claus Village, FIN-96930 Arctic Circle) receives some 700,000 letters every year from children from 198 countries (so far)
  • There are no public payphones in Finland. There are over 5 million mobile phones in Finland for a population of 5.4 million

Medical Information for U.S. citizens

Recommended vaccines:

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies


  • 112 is the pan-European emergency number and is always free to call
  • The European emergency number 112 is the only emergency number in Finland. The calls are answered in English in addition to official languages Finnish and Swedish. Calls can also be answered in German, French and Russian with the help of interpreters. The 112 operator receives the location of the caller within 10 seconds

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