Hei and welcome to our expat community in Helsinki! At InterNations, we're dedicated to helping expatriates around the world make connections and enjoy a smooth, enjoyable transition to their new surroundings. Many expats in Helsinki have used the resources available on our platform while in the process of relocating to Finland's capital. It couldn't be easier to find the answer to all the important questions you might have — such as the best districts to buy or rent an apartment, where to find Helsinki's best restaurants and how cold it really gets during a Finnish winter. All of our advice and guidance is sourced from expats living and working in Helsinki, so please feel free to add to our collective knowledge by sharing your own experiences. By connecting global travelers and building a bridge to Helsinki's international community, we hope to provide you with a richer experience of the Finnish way of life. A vibrant, fast-growing city surrounded by uniquely Nordic natural beauty, Helsinki offers a wealth of experiences, from enjoying the street performers at Esplanadi Park to getting acquainted with Finland's world famous sauna culture.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Shanghai or Hong Kong.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Helsinki expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Helsinki expat forums.
Frequently ranked among the world's most livable cities, Helsinki is a truly modern European capital at the forefront of technology, design, and innovation. However, it also retains a distinctly Finnish charm, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes and a rich local and national culture. Many expats are drawn to Helsinki's key industries, which include technology, communications, and manufacturing. The city also has a large student population due to its thriving arts and design scenes and high quality educational facilities. Whatever your reason for moving to Helsinki, the beautiful surroundings, excellent standard of living, and unique mix of Baltic and Nordic sensibilities make this a rewarding and enriching city to call your home.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Dubai or Brussels, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
At InterNations, we provide a platform where you can interact with fellow expatriates in a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment. That's because all of our members agree to abide by our essential principles of trust, good manners, and ethical behavior. You can feel free to ask any questions you might have about life in Helsinki, from practical considerations such as Finnish tax laws, property regulations, and how to apply for social security coverage, to social activities such as taking a Finnish language class, joining a hiking group, or discovering Helsinki's best music venues. Our interest-based InterNations Groups make it particularly easy to find and connect with like-minded people with whom you can pursuit your hobbies. You can also attend one of our larger, regular events, where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks while mingling with fellow Helsinki expats in a stylish local venue.