When considering a move to a new country, there is nothing more useful than hearing real life stories and experiences from other expats who have lived there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you live or have lived in Finland and would like to share your story.
Moving to Finland from the Philippines – Read interviews with Filipino expats living in Finland
|Mercy is an engineer and working mother of four children. She has lived in Finland since 2005 and writes about her life in Finland, Finnish culture and motherhood in her blog. In our expat interview, she talks to us about learning the local language, schools, family attractions and her experiences in Finland. Read more in our interview with Mercy.|
Moving to Finland from Japan – Read interviews with Japanese expats living in Finland
|Daiki Yoshikawa is a Japanese businessperson enjoying life in Helsinki as a blogger, sauna enthusiast and nature lover. He chats to us about Finnish culture and about enjoying what Helsinki has to offer while studying and working. Read more in his expat interview.|
Moving to Finland from Italy – Read interviews with Italian expats living in Finland
|Paola grew up in Italy and initially moved to Finland in 2010 after she was chosen for an Erasmus scholarship, but ended up staying. She is a mother and a full-time working professional. She shares a bit of her life in Espoo with us, talking about culture, language barriers, work-life and making friends. Read our interview with Paola for more insights.|
►Read more about Lifestyle in Helsinki to get a taste for the culture in Finland
Are you an expat living in Finland?
Expat Arrivals is looking for locals to contribute to this guide, and answer forum questions from others planning their move to Finland. Please contact us if you'd like to contribute.
Expat Health Insurance
Cigna Global Health Insurance - 10% off any plans bought in November and December 2023
With Cigna, you won't have to rely on foreign public health care systems, which may not meet your needs. Cigna allows you to speak to a doctor on demand, for consultations or instant advice, wherever you are in the world. They also offer full cancer care across all levels of cover, and settle the cost of treatments directly with the provider. Cigna is currently offering a 10% discount for seniors (over 60) on their Silver package.
International Movers. Get Quotes. Compare Prices.
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