Finland is located in Scandinavia, Northeastern Europe and has a population of 5.3 million people. Despite being one of the most technically advanced nations in the world, Finland still maintains its strong heritage, with the Sami people still herding reindeer in the wilderness. Finland has a beautiful coastline and the capital Helsinki is a strong and modern city. Finland has two official languages, with the mother tongue being Finnish, and a small portion of the population also speaking Swedish.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

The weather in Finland is dramatic, with a short and intense summer with warm weather, while spring and fall/autumn are mild. The country has cold snow-covered winters which are great for winter sports.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Euro (EUR, symbol €). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Tourists from the USA, Canada, UK, most of the EU and Australia do not require a tourist visa for stays of up to 90 days in a six-month period.

Getting there

Helsinki is the main point of entry to Finland, with other international airports including Turku, Tampere and Rovaniemi.

Dialling codes

To call Finland, the country dialling code is +358.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Finland at:

Lonely Planet -​finland

Finland Embassy in the USA -

Finland Embassy in the UK -

NHS health information on Finland -​NHSEngland/​healthcarefinland/​Pages/​healthcarefinland.aspx

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011