City Information

This page contains useful links for Fulbright grantees arriving to Finland. The links include services which provide information on social insurance and tax issues as well as websites with city-specific information and opportunities for multicultural social activities.

Governmental websites

Infopankki is a shared service point of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) and the Tax Administration for people moving to Finland. The service point is located in Kamppi, Helsinki. Please note that service is also available by email for those not located in the capital region.

Website of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela)

Website of the Finnish Tax Administration

 

Helsinki

University of Helsinki 365 Years (flash video)

Helsinki Region Transport - Journey Planner

City Map Service

Helsinki WILAN Hotspots

Helsinki Brochures and Maps

VIRKA Info is the public information service for all residents of Helsinki, offering general information and advice on living and working in the Helsinki area as well as special advice and guidance on immigration issues.

I had an amazing colleague that told me every festival and holiday and local attraction outside of Helsinki that could be reached from Helsinki.  We had so much to do. Helsinki, despite winter, was amazingly vibrant. There was so much to do in Helsinki and we really enjoyed it. It was a safe and easy city to acclimate to, and I would highly recommend a stay there to others.

Ellen Pullins, Fulbright Haaga-Helia Scholar 2015

Joensuu

City of Joensuu

Map of Joensuu

Service Guide for Foreigners Living in Joensuu

Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä Human Technology City (Magazine)

Jyväskylä City Webpage

Regional Tourism Information

28 Hours in Jyväskylä

Kuopio

City of Kuopio

Kuopio Regional Guide

Photos of the Region

Cultural Events in the Region

Hiking and Outdoor Activity Map

Visit Finland: Lakeland

Lappeenranta

City of Lappeenranta

Travel Information of the Area

Oulu

City of Oulu

Oulu Local Bus Service

Oulu This Week Events Calendar

65 Degrees North: Magazine

Rovaniemi

City of Rovaniemi

Tourism in the Area

Santa Claus

Information on Lapland

Arktikum Museum

Experience Lapland TV

Tampere

City of Tampere

Map of Tampere

Tourism Guide

Turku

City of Turku

Map of Turku

Turku Archipelago

Public Transportation

Tourism Information

Newspaper of Turku: Turun Sanomat

Vaasa

City of Vaasa

Tourism in Vaasa

Map of the City

Visit Finland: Coastal Areas

 

Social groups, events and support for internationals in Finland

IESAF: Social group for internationals in Finland

Expat Meet-Up: In person socializing - Facebook: 'Helsinki Expat Meetup'

CAISA: Helsinki-based multicultural center

Jolly Dragon: Sports and social event planning

Otaniemi International Network: Professional and social hub

Foreigners in Jyväskylä: Information and conversation - Facebook: 'Foreigners in Jyväskylä'

Luckan: Integration and mentoring for newcomers