Finland

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Francois Bertrand

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

Maria Loura

"Some information on InterNations helped me a great deal, and I'm sure other expats in Helsinki feel the same way."

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Finland

Are you an expat working and living in Finland? Or are you preparing to move soon to Helsinki, Pori or any other of the Finnish international hotspots?

Expat life in Finland has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the thousands of lakes and little islands, learning how Finnish people celebrate Juhannuspäivä, up to tasting Finland’s favorite dishes such as poronkäristys.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Finland. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Norway to living in Taiwan.

Top Articles in the Finland Expat Guide

Working and living in Finland – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Finland requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Finnish expat life. Living abroad in Finland raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Finland?ʺ, ʺIs there a free English language magazine in Finland?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Helsinki should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Finnish municipality in Oulu?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Finland is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Finland aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Finland. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from restaurants and nightlife, to food & shopping or health-care, up to health-care. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺHow do I write a CV addressed to a Finnish company?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Finland? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Cuba or living in South Korea!

Tips on living and working in Finland – From social clubs for expats to real-estate agents

Moreover, our expat directory for Finland includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. social clubs for expats or real-estate agents. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Finland with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Hyvää päivää from our expats living and working in Finland.

Francois Bertrand

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

Maria Loura

"Some information on InterNations helped me a great deal, and I'm sure other expats in Helsinki feel the same way."

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