Travel Information for Finland
Time zone:GMT +2 (Eastern European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Finnish
Other languages:Swedish, Sami, Russian
Currency: euros (EUR)

$1 = 0.89, £1 = 1.19

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.fiInternational Dialling Code:    358

For help planning your trip to Finland including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Finland trip planning page.

Further information on Finland

Discover more about Finland - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of finland

Total area: 338,145 sq km (33,672 sq km under water)

Coastline: 1,250 km (Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Gulf of Finland)

Neighbours (border lengths): Norway (727km), Russia (1,313km), Sweden (614km)

Highest mountain: Haltiatunturi (1,328m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Finland from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 8/167
Economic FreedomMostly Free 19/179
Press FreedomGood situation 1/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 3/174
Overall Ranking:    7/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Finland     Status: Independent Country

Population: 5,268,799 (rank: 117/196)     Density: 15.5 people/sq km (rank: 170/196)

Ethnic groups: Finn 93.4%, Swede 5.6%, Russian 0.5%, Estonian 0.3%, Roma (Gypsy) 0.1%, Sami 0.1% (2006)

Religions: Lutheran Church of Finland 82.5%, Orthodox Church 1.1%, other Christian 1.1%, other 0.1%, none 15.1% (2006)

GDP (PPP): $195.5 billion       GDP per capita: $35,900 (rank: 27/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.