Finland is an exciting destination for anyone and everyone. It’s the epitome of a winter wonderland experience. It’s a dream destination that brings out the child in anyone. To top it off, it’s one of the best places to go watch the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. You can also check out AFC Holidays Finland Tours. Here is AFC’s Finland Travel Guide Before You Go.
ENGLISH is fluently spoken majority of Finns over 70% of the population.
FINNISH and SWEDISH are the main languages in Finland; so it would be most helpful for travellers to prepare access to translators during their time in Finland.
What Weather to Expect in Finland
Finland experiences one of the shortest spring and summer seasons, as well as the longest winter seasons out of many countries in the world.
- spring (March to May): Ave. 0°C to 10°C (32°F to 50°F)
- summer (June to August): Ave. 15°C to 32C (59°F to 89.6°F)
- autumn (September to December): Ave. 2°C to 15°C (35.6°F to 59°F)
- winter (December to March): Ave. -30°C to 0°C (-22°F to 32°F)
What kind of clothes to pack in Finland Travel Guide?
- June-August: Umbrella/Raincoat/Rain Bag(Waterproof). *Rainiest Season
- March to May: Moderately cold temperatures, bring jackets
- June-August: Bring appropriate sun protection products + sunglasses if necessary, Light cotton clothing and umbrellas.
- September-December: Moderately thick clothes/ jackets, jumpers/sweaters, and scarves
- December-March: Wooly Clothes + Boots + Scarves + Gloves
- All Seasons: Comfortable walking shoes.
PREDOMINANTLY CHRISTIAN with over 70% belonging to the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Of the remaining population, there is a small fraction and a community of Armenian Orthodox Christians. Minorities include Orthodox Christians.
With that in mind, travellers visiting Finland should practice respectful behaviors in and around places of worship.
To keep up with the rest of the European Union, Finland has started utilizing the Euro in 2002, replacing Finnish Markka.
Despite this, there are a lot of local places that may accept the Swedish Krona.
Should you bargain?
Haggling and bargaining are not common practices in Finland. Finns tend to be rather straightforward with negotiations instead.
Should you leave a tip?
Tipping is made quite simple in Finland because it’s not usually done. Establishments would typically add a service charge to any transaction. If a traveller feels the need to leave a tip, 10-15% from the total billed would suffice as a bonus for the servers.
How much is a day in Finland Travel?
Finland is the 8th most expensive place to visit. Expect to spend a minimum of USD 141 per day or more depending on interest and choice of activity.
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Getting Around Finland
Finland is quite well developed in terms of public transportation especially in Helsinki. HSL is composed of public Buses, Trams, Metro, Commuter Train, and Ferry Services. They have implemented a single ticket system that will let anyone access various modes of transportation in the city.
One ride-sharing or ride-hailing apps currently operating in Finland is the app Uber and TripGo (available on Android and Apple devices)
Finland Travel Guide – The Checklist
Travel Guide for Internet Everywhere in Finland?
Firstly, Tourists will commonly find local sim cards with ready network access at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. There will also be multiple options in the city, but make sure you are purchasing directly from the network outlet providers to avoid being overcharged.
You will not need your passport to purchase any SIM Card in Finland.
Some of the more common options for example include Elisa, Telia, and DNA. (Starts at 4.90 EUR).
Finland Travel Guide to Bringing Medications
Firstly, prepare preferred over-the-counter medicines. Importantly, Keep them in original containers with labels for easy identification. Firstly, try to only bring in small quantities or as necessary. A simple first aid can include i.e. Diarrhea medicines, antacids, antihistamines, motion sickness, cough drops, decongestants, pain and fever relief, mild laxatives, bandages, and small antiseptic solutions accordingly. Lastly, don’t forget your masks and preferred sanitiser.
Moreover, Bring a doctor’s prescription for other prescriptions that you may have as needed. Similarly, check for the allowed amount of quantity depending on your stay.
Now that you’ve read this Finland Travel Guide.
Finally, you are officially ready to travel to Finland. Don’t forget that you’re always free to contact your AFC Representative if you have any more concerns before your departure! Lastly, We wish you safe and happy travels!
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