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Area: 338,145 sq km
Capital: Helsinki
Population: 5,421,827 inhabitants (2012)

Photo: Von Michal Pise, CC BY 2.0,

Travel advice
Current status: No special safety risks.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Finland. In these months you have the lowest chance of precipitation and the best chance of good weather. February and March are the best months for a winter sports holiday or snow to Finland.

Photo: Von SM, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Finnish and Swedish are both official languages ​​in Finland.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not required.

Photo: Von BishkekRocks – Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Finland, you do not need vaccinations.

Money and Money
In Finland is paid by the euro (EUR).

Traffic and route
In Finland you have to drive on the right side of the road.

In Finland the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.With the Google route planner you to, from or within Finland provide directions.

By Saajaja – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Tap water
It is safe to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Finland can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Finland found on Abyznewslinks .

Websites ending in .fi from Finland.
Official websites of Finland: and .

Photos and videos

On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Finland.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Finland.

Public and school holidays
An overview of all the holidays in Finland, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Finland can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Finland can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.