Scandinavia has long had a reputation for high prices. You will general find that goods and services are more expensive than what you would expect in the UK. Alcoholic drinks are expensive and some people choose to use their duty free allowance on the outward journey and take items for personal use while on holiday. Finland uses the Euro.
Credit and debit cards are widely accepted.
** As of December 2014 the exchange rate is around €1.25 to £1 **
Quick reference guide prices
|Item||€ (average)||£ (approx.)|
|Three course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant||60||47|
Please note the amounts quoted here are averages and are updated periodically. Data is taken from numbeo.com
Packed full of freebies such as free public transportation, free entry to top attractions, free sightseeing by bus or boat, and a free Helsinki Card Guidebook in 5 languages, the Helsinki card is a worthwhile purchase. Valid for 24, 48 or 72hrs, from January 2015, the adult card costs €44, €54 or €64 – reduced price cards are available for children 7-16years old. If you're planning on exploring the wider area, the for an extra €4 Helsinki Region Card also includes travel to/around Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa.