Expat Guide to Living in Finland
Whether you're already living in Finland or preparing to move to Finland, our Expat Guide to Living in Finland offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Finland. For answers to specific questions, visit our Finland Forum to talk with expats in Finland.
Expats in Finland live in a country that borders Sweden, Norway and Russia and offers a successful western economy. Here are some tips to get expats acquainted with life in Finland.
Marja Saviaro, The Author of Expat Guide to Finland, offers an overview of renting a flat in Finland and the tenancy agreement.
How do you find Finnish jobs? International relocation expert, Marja Saviaro, offers a great list of resources for expats seeking jobs in Finland.
Living in Finland? Marja Saviaro shares a great list of clubs and associations for expats.
An expat who moved to Jarvenpaa, Finland from London has found that life is much slower in Jarvenpaa due to bureaucracy, neighbors are not very welcoming and the internet is slow.
Culture Shock Report
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Finland handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Finland by filling out our Culture Shock Report.
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Finland Reports
What are people's priorities in Finland - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Finland:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Finland Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Finland? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Finland? Below are some of the responses from expats in Finland:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Finland
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Finland. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Finland:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Dream vs. Reality of Living in Finland Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Finland. If you are already living in Finland, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Finland:
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Finland by taking our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Finland? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Finland? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report
Finns are known for being quiet, timid and withdrawn, but younger generations are breaking this stereotype.