New Year / Uusi vuosi

When: December 31 and January 1

What: While Christmas is more of a quiet and relaxing holiday, New Year’s Eve celebrations tend to be more festive. Fireworks are an essential part of New Year’s festivities and you will see both professional displays and smaller consumer fireworks. You should note, however, that the use of fireworks is only allowed between 6pm on December 31 and 2am the next morning.

Ask your friends and colleagues about local New Year’s events, or visit your local tourism office or their website for more information!

Opening hours and public transport:

December 31: Public service offices, banks, post offices, and Alko liquor stores will close early. Most shops will also close early. Public transport will operate normally and additional services may be provided later in the evening.

January 1: Public service offices, banks, post offices, and Alko liquor stores will be closed. Some grocery stores and other shops may be closed and some may have shorter opening hours. Public transport will mostly operate on a Sunday schedule.

Read more about New Year’s Eve in Finland:

http://finland.fi/life-society/new-year-begins-boisterously-in-finland/

Check your local tourism website for New Year’s events:

HelsinkiJyväskylä, Kuopio, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa