Visa to Finland

What visa you need for visiting Finland depends on your nationality and purpose.


Entry to Finland

Most Western nationals don’t need a tourist visa for stays of less than three-month in the Nordic countries. Among those nationalities who need a Schengen visa are Chinese and Indians. When you travel to Finland, you will need a valid national passport or another equivalent official document that satisfactorily establishes your identity and nationality.

Finland is a member of the European Union`s Schengen agreement, which essentially means that passport controls have been eliminated between Schengen countries in Europe. You do not have to stop or show a passport if you are travelling between Finland and Sweden, and Finland and Norway as a citizen from a Schengen country. You still have to bring your passport if you need to prove your identity.

Schengen countries

Following countries are member of the European Union Schengen agreement: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Other nationalities

If you are not a citizen of Finland or another European Economic Area (EEA) country, you may also need a visa.

Plan your trip

Reasons to Visit Finland

Reasons to Visit Finland

Finland has more water and forest than anywhere else in Europe. Discover the country of the 1000 lakes.

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Getting to Finland

Getting to Finland

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Getting around in Finland

Getting around in Finland

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

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Weather in Finland

Weather in Finland

The most of the Finnish population lives in the south, which is dominated by northern temperate climate.

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All about the Northern Lights

Northern Light in the Nordic Countries

Northern Light in the Nordic Countries

From September to April you can watch the Northern Lights in Norway, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Greenland

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Nordic Northern Lights Destinations

Nordic Northern Lights Destinations

Discover Nordic Northern Light destinations and when to visit.

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Romance under the Northern Lights

Romance under the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights creates the ultimate moments for a perfect romantic holiday.

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Northern Light Activities

Northern Light Activities

You will find a lot of excting things to do on a Northern Light holiday.

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Good to Know Before You Go

Good to Know Before You Go

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