Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days; some nationalities will need a Schengen visa.
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Finland is easily accessed from the rest of Europe and beyond. There are direct flights from numerous destinations, while Baltic ferries are another good option.
Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
You can set your watch by Finnish transport. For bus timetables, head to www.matkahuolto.fi, while for trains it's www.vr.fi. A useful combined journey planner for Finland’s public-transport network is online at www.journey.fi.
Bus Around the same price as trains, but slower. They cover the whole country and rarely need booking.
Car Hire widely available; week or weekend deals booked in advance are much better than sky-high day rates. Automatic transmission is rare; book well in advance and expect a hefty premium. Drive on the right.
Air Generally expensive, but you can get some good deals on Lapland routes. Multitrip journeys are generally cheaper than one-way flights.
Train Generally modern and comfortable, with good coverage. Book busy routes in advance.
Finland is incredibly child friendly, and is a terrific place to holiday with kids. Domestic tourism is largely dictated by children’s needs, and child-friendly attractions abound in the height of summer, while winter brings its own snowy delights, including Santa.
In most cases a residence permit is required to work in Finland, but there are exceptions, such as fruit- and berry-picking jobs of no more than 90 days. Comprehensive information is available at www.migri.fi. Contact the Finnish embassy or consulate...