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Leaving for Finland

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Useful addresses

United kingdom

Visit Finland/Finpro –177-179 Hammersmith Road - London W6 8BS (closed to the public) - t 0208 600 7260 - www.visitfinland.com

Embassy of Finland – 38 Chesham Place - London SW1X 8HW - t 0207 838 6200 - www.finemb.org.uk

Republic of ireland

Finland does not have a tourist office in Ireland but travellers can consult its website - www.visitfinland.com

Embassy of Finland – Russell House - Stokes Place - St. Stephen’s Green - Dublin 2 - t 01 478 1344 - www.finland.ie

When to go

Finland enjoys a continental climate with very cold weather in winter and temperatures up to 30°C in summer. May is on average the least rainiest month, while autumn tends to be very wet. Given its latitude, Finland enjoys almost constant daylight in the summer months, but can be plunged into darkness for several weeks in the winter.

Time difference

The time in Finland is GMT+2 (or GMT+3 during summer daylight saving time), so when it is 12noon in London and Dublin, it is 2pm in Helsinki.


European Union nationals must hold a valid passport.


Also see Practical A to Z.

European Union nationals should apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The simplest and quickest way to obtain your EHIC is to apply online (UK citizens https://www.ehic.org.uk/InternetRes/home.do or http://www.ehic.ie/ for Irish citizens).

Non-EU nationals should take out travel insurance (automatically provided by some bank cards).



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