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Francois Bertrand

Living in Helsinki, from Canada

"I found a former Helsinki expat who had recently moved back to Brazil, so we swapped all the important need-to-knows."

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Living in Helsinki, from Brazil

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InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Helsinki

  • Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Helsinki expats
  • Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Helsinki
  • Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town

Our Friendly Community of Expats in Helsinki Welcomes You!

Hei and welcome to our expat community in Helsinki! At InterNations, we're dedicated to helping expatriates around the world make connections and enjoy a smooth, enjoyable transition to their new surroundings. Many expats in Helsinki have used the resources available on our platform while in the process of relocating to Finland's capital. It couldn't be easier to find the answer to all the important questions you might have — such as the best districts to buy or rent an apartment, where to find Helsinki's best restaurants and how cold it really gets during a Finnish winter. All of our advice and guidance is sourced from expats living and working in Helsinki, so please feel free to add to our collective knowledge by sharing your own experiences. By connecting global travelers and building a bridge to Helsinki's international community, we hope to provide you with a richer experience of the Finnish way of life. A vibrant, fast-growing city surrounded by uniquely Nordic natural beauty, Helsinki offers a wealth of experiences, from enjoying the street performers at Esplanadi Park to getting acquainted with Finland's world famous sauna culture.

Curious to explore other communities in Western Europe, e.g. our chapter for Shanghai Expat? Or you might think of stopping by at our Hong Kong Expat community on your next weekend trip.

Our Services for Helsinki Expatriates

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Helsinki Expatriates Network

Join our high-quality network of Helsinki expats to connect with expatriates living abroad in Helsinki like you.

Helsinki Guide for Expats

Helsinki Expat Guide

Expat Forum Helsinki

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Helsinki.

Helsinki Expat Forum

Helsinki Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Helsinki expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Helsinki Expat Events

Get to Grips With Life as an Expat in Helsinki

Frequently ranked among the world's most livable cities, Helsinki is a truly modern European capital at the forefront of technology, design, and innovation. However, it also retains a distinctly Finnish charm, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes and a rich local and national culture. Many expats are drawn to Helsinki's key industries, which include technology, communications, and manufacturing. The city also has a large student population due to its thriving arts and design scenes and high quality educational facilities. Whatever your reason for moving to Helsinki, the beautiful surroundings, excellent standard of living, and unique mix of Baltic and Nordic sensibilities make this a rewarding and enriching city to call your home.

Become Part of Our Network of Expatriates in Helsinki

At InterNations, we provide a platform where you can interact with fellow expatriates in a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment. That's because all of our members agree to abide by our essential principles of trust, good manners, and ethical behavior. You can feel free to ask any questions you might have about life in Helsinki, from practical considerations such as Finnish tax laws, property regulations, and how to apply for social security coverage, to social activities such as taking a Finnish language class, joining a hiking group, or discovering Helsinki's best music venues. Our interest-based InterNations Groups make it particularly easy to find and connect with like-minded people with whom you can pursuit your hobbies. You can also attend one of our larger, regular events, where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks while mingling with fellow Helsinki expats in a stylish local venue.

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