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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Helsinki

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  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Helsinki

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

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Helsinki

Hello to all Americans in Helsinki! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Helsinki? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Helsinki which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: expats moving to Helsinki can look forward to a great quality of life. The Finnish capital is a coastal city known for its excellent schools, well-established design and art scene, countless entertainment options, healthy economy, and much more! With the comprehensive transportation network of bike lines, ferries, trams, metro lines, buses, and commuter rail trains, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in the other cities of the Greater Helsinki Area, such as Espoo, Vantaa, or Kauniainen, which are a 30-minute train ride away from Helsinki’s center.

Although Helsinki has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Helsinki, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Helsinki
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    From United States of America, living in Helsinki
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    From United States of America, living in Helsinki
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    From United States of America, living in Helsinki
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    From United States of America, living in Helsinki

Meet other Americans in Helsinki

Connect at Our Events in Helsinki

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Helsinki. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Helsinki. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Helsinki.

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Helsinki Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Helsinki expat forums. When you arrive in Helsinki, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Helsinki. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Helsinki to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

Ask experienced American expats in Helsinki

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
  • Are there American schools in Helsinki?

Find People Who Share Your Passions

"Sometimes referred to as “Stadi” or “Hesa” by the locals, Helsinki can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Helsinki? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Helsinki’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Finnish capital has to offer, from Seurasaari Open Air Museum on a pleasant little island north of the city center to Helsinki’s symbol, the Lutheran Cathedral (Tuomiokirkko), and much more."

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Helsinki and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Helsinki.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Helsinki and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Helsinki Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Helsinki at Our Events

Our Helsinki community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Helsinki’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover its beautiful birch forests and coniferous taiga woods. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Finland in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Helsinki!