Information & Facts
Finnish and Swedish share status as Finland's official
languages. Sami is spoken by the isolated population group in
Lapland. English is taught at schools and is widely
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency of Finland. One Euro =
100 cents. Banks, ATMs and bureaux de change are available in all
cities and airports; banks are closed on weekends. American
Express, Diner's Club, Eurocard, Access, MasterCard and Visa are
accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger shops. Travellers
cheques can be cashed in Helsinki and large cities, but ATMs are
the easiest and most economical way to get cash.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-8pm (closed on
Tuesdays in winter); Wednesday 10am-6:30pm; Saturday 10am-6pm;
Sunday 12pm-1:45pm and 3:30pm-6pm.
Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to
the last Sunday in October).