Getting Around in Finland

Getting Around in Finland

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Getting around in Finland

Getting around in Finland and buses and trains integrate well and it easy to travel around in Finland.

 
Domestic Flights

In Finland, you will find 27 airports, five of which have regular international flight services. The largest and most important airport is the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport.

A lot of international airlines are operating from Vantaa International Airport, here to mention KLM, SAS, Norwegian and Finnair. Also, domestic traffic operates from Vantaa int. airport.

The northernmost airport is in Ivalo in Lapland, approximately 250 kilometres above the Arctic Circle. The following airlines operate domestic flights in Finland Finnair, Norwegian, Flybe, SAS.

Domestic Flights can be cheap and time-saving, especially in you planning to visit Lapland in the north. If you book in advance cheaper tickets are generally available.

 
Trains

The railway network in Finland stretches all over the country, and the national Finnish Railway operator is called "VR". The trains are in general spacious, comfortable and clean.

The distances can sometimes be quite long, and a sleeping car is recommendable.  Especially Eastern Finland has a beautiful scenery with the many lakes. 


Boat & Ferries

In Finland, you will find many you find many boats, ferries and cruises along the coastland and inland waterways. Especially cruises to autonomous Åland and countries by the Baltic Sea.


Buses

In Finland, there can be places unachievable by train. The country is covered 90 % by coach network system regarding public roads and one of the most comprehensive in Europe.

If the rail network doesn’t reach your chosen Finnish destination, coaches will take you there. Some attractions are much easier to reach on smaller roads by coach. See the following sites for coaches to your destination: Matkahuolto, Omnibus, ExpressBus


Car Rental

If you rent a car in Finland, you have to follow a right-handed traffic and a polite and stress-free driving culture. It is a good way to discover Finland as a tourist.

You will find petrol stations quite close to each other.  Please be aware of the winter weather when driving in Finland. It can be tricky without any local experience.  Roads get slippery, and snow tires are legally required from December to February.

Remember to turn on your Headlights all times in Finland. Motorists in Finland should remain alerted for elk and reindeer which frequently wander onto roads and are most active at dusk. 


Taxi

In Finland Taxi called Taksi. In telephone directory, you will find Taxi by name Taksi.

The central taxi reservation number in Helsinki is 0100 0700. Your Hotel will help you book Taxi/Taxi reservation, and Yellow Taksi (telephone 0600-555 555) is an independent well-known company to and from the airport in Helsinki.

This service operates on a share basis. All taxis have an illuminated yellow sign clearly marked ‘Taksi/Taxi.  Taxis in Finland are comfortable and safe modern cars, and you can pay by major international credit cards or cash.

The fare rises gradually on a kilometre basis, as indicated by the meter, and depending on the number of passengers.You don`t have to tip the driver. Of course, if you want to round up the amount to nearest full amount. It is a good idea is to write the address to the driver because of the pronounce of names and streets.