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Finland offers large cities, small villages, and well-preserved wilderness. In the city, there is beautiful, modern architecture and fun bars. Tampere is particularly fun, with a large student population.
For those who enjoy exploring the outdoors, there are gorgeous hiking trails and amazing national parks. Visitors can see bears or elk on these trips. There are also plenty of opportunities for kayaking or skiing.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Finland. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Finland: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
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American travelers visiting Finland must have a passport that is valid for at least six months. A visa is not needed for stays under 90 days.
Travelers must show proof of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay. You may need to show proof of a return airline ticket.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Finland has a mild climate due to its location near the Gulf Stream. The winters can be very cold, but the summers perfect for enjoying the sun. In the winter, days are short.
The crime rate is low in Finland compared to other countries. Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing and bag-snatching, is common in large cities. Avoid carrying unnecessary valuables with them. Travelers should not leave their possessions unattended.
Violent crime is rate, but does occur. Additionally, organized crime groups are present in Finland. Visitors should travel only in well-lit areas and avoid travelling alone if possible. All travelers should exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings while traveling.
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are a gorgeous sight. One of the best places to view them is in Aurorae, Finland, which is located in the very north of the country. In northern Finland, the lights shine on a clear night between September and March. In southern Finland, they can also be seen about 10-20 nights each year.
Travelers can also spend the night in a log cabin or wilderness cabin for an authentic trip. From these cabins travelers can go on guided snowshoe and skiing trips during the day. There are even options canoe, learn to fish, collect wild food, and go bear watching.
Finland’s northern climate makes it a unique destination. But, it also means you need to prepare for your trip.
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Helsinki
Itäinen Puistotie 14 B
Travelers should also look into enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a service offered by the Bureau of Consular Affairs. It is a free service that provides travelers with information from the Embassy about safety conditions in the country of travel. It also allows the Embassy or your family and friends to get in touch with you in the case of emergency.
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