FAQ

Where can I see the Northern Lights?  

The best place to see the Northern Lights in Finland is in the northern Lapland Region, which is almost entirely located within the realm of the Arctic Circle. During the dark winter months here, when the sun rarely peaks its head over the horizon, you can expect to see the Finland Northern Lights with regularity, and other peak seasons include February through March and September through October.

When is the best time to visit?  

Depends on what you would like to experience while in Finland. For plenty of pure white snow, visit between December and March. For long summer days visit between June- August.

What currency does Finland have?  

Finland joined EURO in 2001.

How cold does it get in the Winter?  

During the winter months, temperatures can drop as low as -35-40c This is not the norm however and more common winter temperatures range from 0 to minus 25 depending on the region and time of year.

I don’t speak any Finnish, will I manage?  

Most Finns speak excellent English and even in more remote areas you are likely to find a person able to help you in English. You should not have any difficulties when it comes to language.

What documents do I need to enter Finland?  

You need a valid national passport or other equivalent official document that satisfactorily establishes your identity and nationality. If you aren’t a citizen of Finland or a European Economic Area (EEA) country, you may also need a visa. Please check with your local Finnish Embassy.

What to do in case of an emergency?  

To contact the emergency services in any EU country from any phone, fixed or mobile, dial 112, free of charge.