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

InfoFinland 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



University of Helsinki 365 Years (flash video)

Helsinki region public transport

City Map Service

Your Local Guide to Helsinki

Practical Information about Helsinki

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


City of Joensuu

Visit Karelia Joensuu Web page

Service Guide for Foreigners Living in Joensuu


Jyväskylä City Webpage

Regional Tourism Information

Students Jyväskylä

28 Hours in Jyväskylä


Welcome to Kuopio region

Discovering Finland, Lake land, Kuopio

Kuopio Region Public Transport

Map for Excercise ans Sports

Finland Ice Marathon

Students Kuopio

International Students association Website



City of Lappeenranta

Travel Information of the Area

Visit Lappeenranta


City of Oulu

Oulu public transportation

Visit Oulu

Info bank Oulu

Oulu This Week Events Calendar

65 Degrees North: Magazine


City of Rovaniemi

Tourism in the Area

Santa Claus

Information on Lapland

Arktikun Science Center and Museum

Lapland Welcome


City of Tampere

Map of Tampere

Tampere Public Transportation

Visit Tampere

Student's Tampere

Visit Finland Tampere



City of Turku

Turku Archipelago

Public Transportation

Tourism Information

Newspaper of Turku: Turun Sanomat

Moomin World

Turku Castle


City of Vaasa

Tourism in Vaasa

Map of the City

Students Vaasa

Vaasa Journey Planner

Vaasa Region


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