Travel guide

Welcome to Santa’s Land

Beyond its wonderful image as “Santa’s House”, it’s a call to nature that opens up to you. Here, lakes, forests and vast wilderness. They’ll be immaculate in winter, and verdant in summer.

Whatever the case, its fresh, invigorating air won’t freeze your heart! Here, we like to share a warm meal, take a sauna, take an ice bath, run in the snow with our dogs, snowmobile and hike in the fresh air. There’s plenty to keep you busy while you’re near the Arctic Circle…

Time difference





Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

In Finland, you can hear several languages: Finnish, Swedish and Sami.

  • Good morning / Good evening = Hyvää huomenta/Hyvää yötä ! 
  • How are you ? = Mitä kuuluu ?
  • Fine, thank you and you ? = Kiitos, hyvää !
  • Do you speak French/English ? = Puhutteko ranskaa/englantia ?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand= Ymmärrän/En ymmärrä
  • Sorry/Please = Anteeksi
  • Goodbye = Näkemiin
  • Welcome = Tervetuloa
  • Thank you very much = Kiitos (paljon)
  • I am French = Minä olen ranskalainen
  • My name is… = Nimeni on…
  • No thanks = Ei kiitos
  • Yes/No = Kyllä/ei
  • You’re welcome = Ole hyvä

Key figures

Finland is on the GMT+3 time zone, i.e. 01h00 ahead of France:

When it’s 6pm in Paris, it’s 7pm in Helsinki

Good to know

European plug – Type F


Up-to-date vaccinations:

  • DTPolio
  • Rubella, Mumps and Measles for children

Depending on the destination and length of stay, preventive vaccination against Central European tick-borne encephalitis may be advisable (for stays in rural or forested areas). It is advisable to seek the advice of your GP or a travel advice center.


As Finland is a member of the European Union, French nationals can enter freely with a valid passport or national identity card.