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Home to saunas, Santa Claus and the Northern Lights , it's not hard to see why Finland is named the Happiest Country in the World. Whether you want to ride a reindeer through the snow-filled forests of Lapland, celebrate the summer solstice at a Midsummer Festival in Helsinki, or be immersed by the tranquillity of the Finnish Lakeland, the cold weather is contrasted by warm locals who have a glass of glögi with your name on it. Combine your adventure of Finland with a Norway and Sweden vacation package for a true Nordic experience.

133 Finland tour packages with 232 reviews

Aurora Borealis & Glass Igloo Tour

Aurora Borealis & Glass Igloo

"Good experience and Alain was a great guide! A pity we didn’t catch the lights..."

Finnish Lapland in Winter Tour

Finnish Lapland in Winter

Lapland 7 days in Santa Claus Town on the Arctic Circle! Tour

Lapland 7 days in Santa Claus Town on the Arctic Circle!

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Lapland - 10 Days Adventure in Winter Wonderland Tour

Lapland - 10 Days Adventure in Winter Wonderland

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Finnish Wilderness Week Tour

Finnish Wilderness Week

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Family Winter Adventure in Finland Tour

Family Winter Adventure in Finland

Rovaniemi Winter Experience Tour

Rovaniemi Winter Experience

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Levi Lapland Explorer - 6 Days Tour

Levi Lapland Explorer - 6 Days

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Tailor-Made Finland Adventure to Lapland Tour

Tailor-Made Finland Adventure to Lapland

Skiing Expedition Hut to Hut  in Pallas Ylläs National Park Tour

Skiing Expedition Hut to Hut in Pallas Ylläs National Park

Finland Escape Tour

Finland Escape

Finland\'s eastern wilderness Tour

Finland's eastern wilderness

Husky Winter Dream: Classic Tour

Husky Winter Dream: Classic

The Northern Lights of Finland  (2023) Tour

The Northern Lights of Finland (2023)

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Finland – Arctic Adventure with Northern Lights & Glass Igloo Tour

Finland – Arctic Adventure with Northern Lights & Glass Igloo

  • Explore the forgotten world of Europe’s far north where the indigenous Sami people have zealously preserved their distinct culture and identity.
  • Visit an authentic reindeer farm in Rovaniemi and take pictures with Santa Claus at the Santa Claus Village.
  • Traverse the Finnish waterways in a canoe expedition on River Hossanjoki or indulge in surfing, boating or fishing in the waters of Lakeland.
  • Wander through mysterious Finnish forests in lush Hossa, picking wild berries and mushrooms along the way.
  • Take your pick of winter adventure activities at the Levi Ski Resort in Lapland. Go horse riding, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoe hiking, ice-karting and if you’re feeling particularly daring, try ice swimming.
  • Spend a day learning age old survival technique of trappers. Have fun trying to build igloos, go ice fishing in frozen lakes and pick up some handy fish-smoking tips.
  • Set your eyes on the grand Aland Sea and stupendous Turku archipelago. Go island hopping, taking in the imperial sights of medieval cathedrals and castles.
  • Admire Helsinki’s avant-garde architecture, visit the eclectic cafes and shops and enjoy the nightlife of the vibrant Design District.
  • Don’t be surprised to see people walking with poles. Nordic Walking is a common activity in this country.
  • Sip on water, beer or cider to stay hydrated while you’re in a sauna.
  • Be careful near cliff edges and waterfalls as there may not be safety rails or ropes.
  • Don’t make comparisons of Finland with Sweden and other neighboring countries while talking to Icelanders.
  • Remember to place your order at the bar and then head to a table. Avoid waiting for a server especially if you’re in a rush.
  • Try some of the local cuisine such as ‘Kalakukko’ (rye loaf stuffed with fish), sautéed reindeer, and ‘Karjalanpiirakka’ (a kind of savory pastry).
  • If you’re invited for a meal, don’t leave before kahvi (coffee) and pulla (bun) are served.
  • Remember to remove your shoes and place them outside before you enter a house.
  • Check with your tour guide before you decide to go on a solo trekking expedition.

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The Scandinavian country of Finland is a beautiful destination year-round. In the south, the capital city of Helsinki has a beautiful harbour offering sailing tours and cruises, while Lapland in the north is ideal for sightings of the Northern Lights. Families flock to Rovaniemi each year in hopes of seeing Santa Claus, while snowshoers and skiers head to Kuusamo to get in touch with nature.

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44 Trips in Finland with 102 Reviews

Finnish Wilderness Week Tour

  • Starts Basecamp Oulanka, Finland
  • Ends Basecamp Oulanka, Finland

Finnish Wilderness Week

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  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Winter adventure & Trekking and Hiking
  • Accommodation Resort & Lodge
  • Transport Bus & Snowmobile
  • Age Range 16-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
  • Brochure Price: US$ 2,870
  • Bookmundi Savings (5%): - US$ 144
  • Total Price from: US$ 2,726
  • Dec 09 Only 4 seats left
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Finnish Lapland In Winter Tour

  • Starts Helsinki, Finland
  • Ends Rovaniemi, Finland

Finnish Lapland in Winter

  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Local culture & Natural landmarks sightseeing Local culture , Natural landmarks sightseeing , Cultural, religious and historic sites & Northern lights tours 'data-more-tripid='10301'>+2 more
  • Accommodation Guest House, Resort, Hotel & Sleeper Train
  • Transport Train, Bus, Private Vehicle, Ferry & Sleeper Train
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Brochure Price: US$ 3,965
  • Bookmundi Savings (5%): - US$ 198
  • Total Price from: US$ 3,767
  • Dec 09 Only 5 seats left
  • Dec 16 Only 3 seats left

Finnish Winter Adventure Family Holiday Tour

Finnish Winter Adventure Family Holiday

  • Activities Family & Winter adventure
  • Accommodation Resort
  • Transport Snowmobile
  • Age Range 9-95 yrs
  • Brochure Price: US$ 3,080
  • Bookmundi Savings (5%): - US$ 154
  • Total Price from: US$ 2,926
  • Dec 23 Only 7 seats left
  • Feb 11 Only 2 seats left

Snowshoeing In Finland Tour

Snowshoeing in Finland

  • Activities Northern lights tours & Winter adventure
  • Brochure Price: US$ 2,800
  • Bookmundi Savings (5%): - US$ 140
  • Total Price from: US$ 2,660
  • Jan 21 Only 8 seats left
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Aurora & Glass Igloo Explorer - 5 Days Tour

  • Starts Rovaniemi, Finland

Aurora & Glass Igloo Explorer - 5 Days

  • Activities Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Bus & Snowmobile
  • Age Range 18-80 yrs
  • Brochure Price: US$ 2,375
  • Bookmundi Savings (5%): - US$ 119
  • Total Price from: US$ 2,256
  • Jan 07 10+ seats left
  • Jan 09 10+ seats left

Christmas In Finland - 6 Days Tour

  • Starts Kuhmo, Finland
  • Ends Kuhmo, Finland

Christmas in Finland - 6 Days

  • Activities Festivals and events & Snowmobiling Festivals and events , Snowmobiling , Food tours & Dog sledding 'data-more-tripid='16140'>+2 more
  • Brochure Price: US$ 1,825
  • Bookmundi Savings (5%): - US$ 91
  • Total Price from: US$ 1,734
  • Dec 22 10+ seats left

Spitsbergen Photography: Domain Of The Polar Bear Tour

  • Ends Helsinki, Finland

Spitsbergen Photography: Domain of the Polar Bear

  • Tour Type Cruise Tour
  • Activities Cruise
  • Accommodation Ship Cabin & Hotel
  • Transport Cruise Ship & Flight
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Brochure Price: US$ 12,595
  • Bookmundi Savings (5%): - US$ 630
  • Total Price from: US$ 11,965
  • May 10 Only 3 seats left

The Northern Lights Of Finland Tour

The Northern Lights of Finland

  • Activities Northern lights tours & City sightseeing
  • Accommodation Resort & Hotel
  • Transport Flight
  • Age Range 1-95 yrs
  • Brochure Price: US$ 3,849
  • Special Deal (8%): - US$ 300
  • Total Price from: US$ 3,549
  • Nov 09 Only 10 seats left
  • Nov 11 Only 1 seat left

Lapland Family Explorer - 5 Days Tour

Lapland Family Explorer - 5 Days

  • Activities Family & Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Transport Snowmobile & Bus
  • Brochure Price: US$ 2,295
  • Bookmundi Savings (5%): - US$ 86
  • Special Deal (25%): - US$ 574
  • Total Price from: US$ 1,635
  • Nov 17 10+ seats left
  • Nov 20 10+ seats left

Baltic Experience Tour

  • Ends Vilnius, Lithuania

Baltic Experience

  • Activities Countryside and village visits & Cultural, religious and historic sites Countryside and village visits , Cultural, religious and historic sites , National parks , Museum and gallery visits & Adventure 'data-more-tripid='3058'>+3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House & Home-stay
  • Transport Ferry, Train, Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Brochure Price: US$ 3,180
  • Bookmundi Savings (5%): - US$ 159
  • Total Price from: US$ 3,021
  • May 04 Only 9 seats left
  • May 11 10+ seats left

Helsinki To Warsaw Tour

  • Ends Warsaw, Poland

Helsinki to Warsaw

  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Accommodation Hotel & Resort
  • Transport Coach & Ferry
  • Age Range 10-99 yrs
  • Brochure Price: US$ 1,845
  • Bookmundi Savings (5%): - US$ 70
  • Special Deal (24%): - US$ 440
  • Total Price from: US$ 1,335
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Scandinavia Explorer Tour

  • Starts Oslo, Norway

Scandinavia Explorer

  • Activities Countryside and village visits & Cultural, religious and historic sites Countryside and village visits , Cultural, religious and historic sites , Museum and gallery visits & Natural landmarks sightseeing 'data-more-tripid='3059'>+2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Hut
  • Transport Train, Bus, Private Vehicle, Boat & Ferry
  • Brochure Price: US$ 6,340
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  • May 11 Only 2 seats left
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Lapland & The Arctic Circle - 5 Days Tour

Lapland & the Arctic Circle - 5 Days

  • Activities Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Hotel, Hut & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Snowmobile, Cruise Ship, Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Brochure Price: US$ 1,515
  • Bookmundi Savings (5%): - US$ 57
  • Special Deal (25%): - US$ 379
  • Total Price from: US$ 1,079
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Scandinavian Secrets Tour

Scandinavian Secrets

  • Activities Explorer
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Ferry
  • Brochure Price: US$ 690
  • Bookmundi Savings (5%): - US$ 35
  • Total Price from: US$ 655
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  • Feb 11 10+ seats left

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Winter is a good time to plan a holiday to Finland

Spending holidays in Finland is like visiting a winter wonderland. However, this northern European nation rarely gets the attention it deserves. Finland is one of the most outstanding and breath-taking countries in the world. In winter, its snow-covered forests, frozen valleys, and endless horizons will transport you to a fairy-tale world. During the summer, tree lines as far as the eye can see, clear blue skies, and untouched lakes will make you want to stay forever. A trip to Finland needs to be in your travel bucket list if it isn’t already. Don’t miss out on some of the most breath-taking landscapes on earth. 

Travel Highlights

  • Visit Suomenlinna, which is an 18th century sea fortress and a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Visit Helsinki Senate Square, a must-see in every visit to Helsinki.
  • Rovaniemi is the “official” home of Santa Claus, and a mere one hour flight from Helsinki .
  • Högberget’s Cave is another outstanding sight that was formed during an ice age.
  • The Legendary Gold Fields of Lapland is full of myths and adventure.

Travel Tips

  • Finland is the land of saunas. It would be a crime to not seek one out while visiting. The country claims to have roughly 3.5 million saunas in all of Finland, which is equivalent to a sauna for every 1.6 people.
  • Thanks to the strong influences from Sweden and Russia, Finnish architecture is one of the most breath-taking ones in Europe. Go for a walk around Helsinki and admire the architecture, especially works by Alvar Aalto.
  • If you’re looking to connect with nature, there’s no better place than Finland. Pack appropriately and head out to the Finnish archipelago for an amazing experience.
  • If you’re not planning on driving, then it’s a good idea to obtain a Rail Pass while in Finland. These passes could save you quite a bit on transportation, and help you get around the country easily.
  • For those who want to visit Finland on a budget, opt for the Fall and Winter months. Prices at these times are, as you might expect, much cheaper than the high season. Frozen Finnish landscapes are truly mesmerizing, which makes it absolutely worth it.
  • If you’re hunting for northern lights, then the winter months are the best times to visit. Sign up for a northern light safari, and go out hunting for northern lights on a snowmobile!

Finland has seasonal weather so please do check up on best time to visit Finland before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Finland, do check out our Finland Travel Guide for more information.

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Finnish-ing touches: all you need to know before your trip to Finland

Kerry Walker

Apr 24, 2022 • 9 min read

Helsinkians spend some time inside Löyly's sauna. 

In Finland, the sauna is a way of life – and an essential experience for any visitor © Jonathan Stokes / Lonely Planet

Finland is the kind of place a child with a particularly vivid imagination might dream up, complete with flying reindeer, the real Santa and so much snow.

It’s a place of extremes – of darkness and light, of bitter cold and unfathomable wilderness. And it’s bound to be right up there with your Nordic dream destinations, whether you’ve come to dash through frozen forests by husky-drawn sleigh as the Northern Lights flash overhead in Lapland, or hunker down in a back-of-beyond summer cottage on the shores of a placid lake in the undying light of summer.

If you love saunas, silence and nature, you’ll fit right in. Here are the things to know to help you plan and prepare your trip and stay safe and healthy in Finland. 

Planning your trip to Finland

Consider arriving outside of helsinki.

Helsinki is the country’s principal gateway, though if you’re coming to Finalnd for a non-urban adventure you might consider flying into a regional airport like Rovaniemi (gateway to Lapland and Santa HQ) or Tampere (gateway to the lakes) instead. Once you’re in Finland, public transport is pretty good and efficient, with trains and buses joining the dots between major cities and towns. But if you’re heading into the wilds, you should count on renting a car, as distances are vast. Pack drinks and snacks for the journey as there’s little in the way of services between hubs.

The roads that sweep north to Lapland are often empty, but you’ll need to watch out for reindeer (the Porokello app warns of high-risk reindeer-crash areas) and ice in winter. 

Summers are for primeval pleasures; winters are for festive magic 

Finland is too big for just one bite, so plan carefully and resist the temptation to cram everything into one trip. 

Summer, you say? The Finns would agree: after long, dark, snowbound winters, they embrace the lighter days of summer with a truly biological urgency. June to August is a brilliant period for hiking and camping in wilderness areas like the reindeer-bobbled fells of Urho Kekkonen National Park in Northern Lapland , above the Arctic Circle. It’s also a great time to jump into a kayak to paddle the Lakeland (there are 188,000), waving to seals as you drift from one gorgeous little speck of an island to the next in Åland on the Baltic. 

Summer is when Finns tiptoe away from the world and back to nature in middle-of-nowhere cottages, some of which are totally off the grid. Days are spent in gleefully primeval ways: foraging for berries, swimming in ice-cold lakes, relaxing in saunas and spending nights under a canopy of stars. The climax is Juhannus , or midsummer, in late June, when families come together for picnics and dancing around bonfires. 

September is quiet and glorious in Lapland, with forests turning gold and crimson and reindeer beginning to rut. As snow arrives in October, a hush falls over the land and many sights and hotels close. But winter brings festive sparkle and visits to Santa in the Arctic north. As the days get shorter, you’ll enjoy the full-on Narnia effect, with dogsledding, snowmobiling, skiing and overnight stays in ice hotels . Get lucky in Lapland and you’ll see the Northern Lights come out to play (statistically October, November and March are best).

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) over snowed-in cottage in Lapland village. Finland

Keep costs down by eating at markets and camping

Finland isn’t cheap, but there are ways to cut costs and save a few euros. Make lunch your main meal of the day, as many restaurants and cafes serve a good-value all-you-can-eat lunch buffet that includes soups, salads and day specials. Most big towns also have a ​​ kauppahalli (covered market hall), where you can grab picnic fixings (breads, cheeses, deli produce, smoked fish) and graze at one of the stalls or cafes selling snacks.

Camping is an inexpensive way to travel around. Most campsites are excellent, with cabins to rent as well as plenty of space to pitch a tent – but they tend to only open from June to August. If you’re willing to forego the warm shower, you can wild-camp thanks to jokamiehenoikeus (everyman’s right) – a great (if adventurous) option in a country with 41 national parks and almost endless expanses of nature. 

Etiquette in Finland: how to fit in with the locals

Keep things casual .

Even in the heart of Helsinki, you can just tell that the Finns are craving the space and solace of the great outdoors, counting down the minutes and hours until they can give civilization the slip and escape to their mökki (summer cottage). The way they dress reflects their nature-loving spirit: casual, practical, sustainable and well suited to the extremes of the seasons. There’s no need to pack lots of fancy clothes, especially if you’re heading beyond the city (as you most likely are). Pack loose layers, thermals and sturdy walking shoes instead. 

Say hello, Finnish style

Kissing on the cheek? No. As a nation that prizes extreme apartness, Finns are a touch more reserved when it comes to greetings. Making eye contact and shaking hands is pretty standard; friends and family tend to hug. “ Hei ” and “ moi ” are two ways to say “hello.” Repeat the latter twice (“ moi moi ”) and it doubles as goodbye. Oh, and remember to be punctual – the Finns always are.

Remember that silence is golden

The old “silence is golden” proverb never rings truer than in Finland. Deep and introspective, the Finns aren’t fans of idle chitchat. Silence here is rarely seen as awkward; if there’s nothing pertinent to say, that’s just fine. You’ll often see friends together in the sauna, silent, perfectly happy in each other’s quiet company. So if a conversation comes to a natural halt, don’t feel as though you have to fill in the gaps with small talk.

And if you’re planning on having a lively chat with your mates in the sauna, think again. In Finland, the sauna demands deep respect – legend even has it that if you behave immodestly, you’ll have to face the fury of the saunatonttu , or sauna elf, who might burn it down in fury.

A blonde woman with a colorful towel in a sauna, Finland

Give the sauna a whirl – and take it seriously

Stripping naked, roasting in a sauna heated to 175°F (80°C), beating yourself with a circulation-boosting birch whisk (a vasta or vihta ), then diving into an avanto (ice hole): this is a Finn’s idea of fun. Sounds masochistic? This country has 1001 ways to toughen you up and the ritual of the sauna (pronounced “sah-OO-nah” rather than “SAW-nuh”) is just one of them. 

The sauna isn’t a luxury in Finland: it’s a way of life. Marriage, divorce, birth, death, new job: you name the life event and you can bet a sauna is involved. There are around three million saunas in Finland, in a country with a population of just 5.5 million. This is where the Finns socialize, do business, put the world to rights, rest, meditate and cleanse. Learning the art of sauna-going is offers a window into the country’s soul. 

Public saunas are nearly always separated by gender. To sauna like a Finn, shower first, get naked, keep quiet, take a towel to sit on and ladle water onto the stove to produce fragrant löyly (steam), taking care not to splash too freely. You should work up a sweat in around 15 minutes – but remember, it’s not a competition. Take frequent breaks and drink water to rehydrate.

People in reindeer-pulled sleigh caravan safari through a wintry forest in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Embrace the outlandish 

This isolated land of extremes has bred a nation of fiercely independent and idiosyncratic people. Squeaky cheese ( leipäjuusto ) you dunk in coffee, salty licorice ( salmiakki ), ice swimming, flying reindeer, Moomins: Finns love things that the rest of the world consider...odd. If you single out any of these quirky institutions for praise, you just might make friends for life here. This passion for the weird and wonderful extends to a crazy line-up of events, with world championships for everything from wife-carrying to air-guitar playing and swamp soccer.

Health and safety in Finland 

Green, clean and conscientious, Finland is incredibly safe. Still, it’s worth bearing a few things in mind to make sure you stay healthy and happy.

Bring the bug spray

Though not exactly a health risk, the swarms of blood-thirsty insects that descend on the country’s north in summer can be a real bugbear. The mosquitoes, sandflies, midges and horse flies are at their most ferocious in July, but all summer long you’ll need to go armed with strong repellent, especially around lakes and in swampy, densely forested areas. In the wilderness, there are plenty of remote huts where you can crash with a mat and sleeping bag, but bringing along your own tent generally offers more protection from the mosquito storms.

Besides repellent, you might want to bring along a mosquito cap or hat and a travel net to cover your bed or your tent flap to keep the pesky biters at bay.

If you encounter any health issues, you’ll be in good hands

Perhaps it’s the air, the crystal-clear water at the turn of a tap, the vast open spaces, the long forest hikes, or the immune system-boosting saunas and ice swims: Finland radiates good health like few other places on earth. And the country has some of the best health care in the world – so if you do get sick you’ll be in the very best hands. As with all the Nordic countries, the level of care is extraordinarily high and doctors and medical staff generally speak excellent English. 

There are specific travel vaccinations to worry about, though you’ll want to make sure you have decent travel insurance all the same, especially if you’re planning on a winter-sports extravaganza in Lapland or straying from the well-trodden-path in the wilds of a national park. 

If you’re a citizen of the EU, European Economic Area (EEA) or UK, you’re entitled to emergency medical treatment with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), though you will still have to pay a daily or per-appointment fee as a Finn would. Otherwise, look into whether your country has a reciprocal arrangement for free medical care in Finland. 

Sunset, morning light with big brown bear walking around lake in the morning light. Dangerous animal in nature forest and meadow habitat: wildlife scene from Finland, near Russian border

Keep an eye out in the wild

Beyond the cities, Finland is a wild, wild place. As with all extreme climates, there are the obvious risks of exposure, hypothermia and frostbite in the Arctic north, and rivers can be prone to flooding when the snow melts. It goes without saying that you should venture out well prepared with the right thermal gear if you are visiting Lapland in winter, when temperatures can plummet to a bitterly cold -22°F (-30°C). Always take a good map and compass, and inform someone of your whereabouts if you’re heading out into one of the vast national parks in the north. 

Predators like brown bears and wolves roam the forested wilds on the Russian border in the country’s east, though they generally mind their own business and pose no real threat.

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Can I travel to Finland from the United States?

Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, can enter Finland.

Can I travel to Finland if I am vaccinated?

Fully vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Finland without restrictions.

Can I travel to Finland without being vaccinated?

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Finland without restrictions.

Do I need a COVID test to enter Finland?

Visitors from the United States are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Finland.

Can I travel to Finland without quarantine?

Travelers from the United States are not required to quarantine.

Do I need to wear a mask in Finland?

Mask usage in Finland is not required in public spaces and enclosed environments.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Finland?

Restaurants in Finland are open. Bars in Finland are .


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