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Customs and what to do in case of an emergency

Customs and what to do in case of an emergency

Helsinki Police on Segway Photo: Discover Helsinki Customs Usually only random customs checks take place among travellers landing in Finland, part...

Telephone

Telephone

There are several GSM operators in Finland and the range of coverage is approximately the same in the Helsinki area.

Police

Police

To contact the Finnish police (poliisi), phone 112. There is a lost-property office at Pasilanraitio 13 (tel. +358 295 417 912). The central police station is also located at Pasilanraitio 13 (tel. 0295 417 922).

The weather in Helsinki right now

The weather in Helsinki right now

Check out the weather in Helsinki right now!

Finnish Newspapers

Finnish Newspapers

Finland is ranking at the top of the list for both literacy and press freedom.

Also, nowhere in the world are there more newspapers per person than in Finland, as many Finns seem to share a love for reading.

Shoe repairs

Shoe repairs

If you have broken a heel or your shoes need new heel tips or some urgent stitching, you can get your shoes repaired at the Forum and Kamppi shopping malls or at the Helsinki Main Railway Station.

Tourist Offices

Tourist Offices

Picture: Visit Finland Helsinki offers superb services to tourists. The city employs a team of “Helsinki Helps” -guides who patrol the streets ...

Tap water

Tap water

Picture: Hannes Becker / Visit FInland Tap Water The quality of tap water in Finland is good, and it is safe to drink. 

Catching a ferry

Catching a ferry

Picture: Magnus Rietz / Visit Finland Catching A Ferry Vast luxury ferries to Stockholm depart daily from South Harbour, in the centre of Helsi...

Post Offices

Post Offices

Picture: Visit Finland Post Offices There are many post offices in the city centre. The main post office and the poste restante are located in...

Currency

Currency

Currency Finland is one of the European Union countries using the euro. Notes are issued in the following denominations: 500, 200, 100, 50, 20...

Climate

Climate

  Helsinki has four distinct seasons. The light-drenched, warm summer contrasts sharply with the dark, cold winter. The main tourist season ext...