Removals to Finland – Providing a dedicated service for Finland removals
We provide an efficient and cost effective international removals service, without compromising the quality of service on which we have built our reputation.
With years of experience helping clients moving to Finland from the UK, we understand the logistics of the journey and can provide a service far superior to our competitors.
Due to the heavy volumes in traffic we transport, we currently offer a regular service to most destinations and we are therefore able to provide more economical rates than other UK movers without compromising our service.
We use a fleet of dedicated articulated vehicles for removals to Finland
These vehicles run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle contents. These bars also enable us to create partitions between consignments which prevents cross contamination.
Our vehicles are also alarmed, offering additional security and peace of mind.
WE ARE A LEADING UK PROVIDER OF REMOVALS ACROSS SCANDINAVIA
Schepens makes weekly runs to Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Due to the amount of work we do in these countries, we currently offer flexible scheduling to a range of destinations in each country, so we’re able to offer affordable rates to movers without compromising our service. Our base in Jönköping is ideally situated for removals logistics throughout Scandinavia.
Why use Schepens when moving to Finland from the UK?
We are immensely proud of our family-run business and enjoy providing the best international removals service for people moving to Finland from the UK
Our company only employs experienced movers who love what they do. We enjoy providing friendly customer service with a high degree of professionalism
Our experienced staff are trained to move your possessions safely, efficiently and with minimal risk. All movers are trained to British Association of Removers standards and we are independently audited every year to ensure we are providing the highest standard of quality and service
Our highly-specialised fleet of vehicles are designed for moving contents safely for long distances. All vehicles are well-maintained and drivers are well trained in their use
We provide very high-quality packing materials to keep your fragile possessions safe during the journey
We have helped many clients relocate to Finland from the UK. We understand the logistics involved with the journey and are the perfect choice for clients interesting in relocating to Finland
Services we offer for removals to Finland
Our specially trained Move Co-ordinators can help with all aspects of your removal to Finland and further afield including:
- Packing Services for removals to Finland
Our experienced staff can correctly pack your belongings to minimise the risk of damage during transit to Finland. We only use high-quality packing materials
- Customs for removals to Finland
We are experienced at dealing with customs matters and know the rules and regulations associated with relocating to Finland
- Insurance for removals to Finland
Our movers and vehicles are all fully insured
- Extended Liability Cover for removals to Finland
We carry extended liability cover so any accident that involves a third party is fully covered
A useful guide for expats and newcomers to help with your move to Finland:
REMOVALS TO FINLAND FROM UK | USEFUL INFORMATION FOR MOVING TO FINLAND
Finland is a picturesque country with a lot going for it! It has a robust economy, vibrant culture, and world-class infrastructure Finland is also packed with friendly people who are welcoming of visitors and migrants. These factors combine to attract many UK expats, who often move to Finland to study, retire or start a business.
If you are one of lucky people moving to Finland in the coming year, make the process easier by hiring a professional removals company like Schepens. With more than 100 years of experience, we make removals to Finland from UK easy!
SPEAK TO US TODAY ON 01202 377 220 TO BOOK A NO OBLIGATION REMOVALS QUOTATION FROM OUR FINLAND REMOVALISTS.
All clients are assigned a dedicated move coordinator at the start of the removals process. They will help you understand the technical requirements of your removal and answer any questions that you may have. Your move coordinator will also be constantly available during the removal to provide you with updates.
This guide will take a closer look at Finland and identify the most common reasons why UK expats love this country. Then, we’ll explain why Schepens is the best choice for removals to Finland from UK.
WHY ARE SO MANY UK EXPATS MOVING TO FINLAND
Finland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Its pristine natural environment is a huge drawcard and a common reason for moving to this stunning country. Other reasons include:
THE FINNISH ECONOMY IS VERY STRONG
Finland has a GDP per capita output equal to other advanced economies like Germany, France, and the UK. The economy is industrialised and has many strong industries, including manufacturing primary production, professional services, electronics, and mining. It is a strong exporting country that is tightly integrated with the global economy. It is a fantastic destination for anyone looking for employment.
FINLAND HAS A RICH HISTORY
The history of Finland stretches back many thousands of years. It was an important location in the Bronze and Iron ages, with huge settlements in the Häme and Savo regions. The country has prevailed despite some major conflicts, including a civil war in the early 20th-Century. It is influenced by many European cultures but has its own distinct culture, which is deep and very interesting.
FINLAND IS WELL-LOCATED
Because Finland is an export nation, it has excellent transit routes to other countries, including Sweden, Germany, Russia, Denmark, and Poland. It is easy to travel to other parts of Europe, which makes it the perfect base for anyone interesting in visiting other countries.
THE FOOD IN INCREDIBLE!
The food in Finland is incredibly good. They tend to enjoy rich comfort food as it helps them stay warm in the colder months. This includes delicious breads, cheeses, soups, and vegetables. They are also crazy about coffee, with the Finnish people being one of the heaviest consumers of coffee in the world. You will love the cafe scene and the wonderful pastries on offer.
THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN FINLAND IS WORLD-LEADING
Finland has an education system that is the envy of other countries. The government funds the education well and pays teachers high wages — which helps to attract talented people. The Finnish education system regularly ranks in the top 5 for OECD countries, with its primary schools currently ranked #1 for reading and science. This makes it the perfect location for families with young children. The universities are world class and attending one is free for Finnish citizens. Some of the best schools in Finland include:
- International School of Helsinki
- Vasaramäen koulu
- Ressu Comprehensive School
- Turun Seudun Steinerkouluyhdistys
- Kerttulin Koulu
- Katedralskolan i Åbo
- Turun Suomalaisen Yhteiskoulun lukio
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR MOVING TO FINLAND
These resources will make your move to Finland easier to organise!
- Expat Finland — guide to living in Finland
- The UK government’s Living in Finland guide
- Infopankki Moving to Finland Guide
- Moving to Finland guide
- Obtaining a visa or residence permit for Finland
WHY USE SCHEPENS FOR REMOVALS TO FINLAND FROM UK?
Schepens has been performing removals to Finland for decades and know the journey well. We are a leading European removals company with the best team in the world. The main reasons to choose Schepens include:
WE OFTEN PERFORM REMOVALS TO FINLAND
Our team of skilled removers performs many removals to Finland from the UK each year. This has given us exceptional knowledge of this country. The regularity of our removals to this part of the world means we can offer clients very flexible delivery schedules.
THE MOST AFFORDABLE MOVING COMPANY UK TO FINLAND
Schepens is a large European removals company with storage depots and processing centres across Europe. The scale of our operation helps obtain a high level of efficiency and cost savings. Those cost savings are passed to our clients, making us the cheapest provider of removals to Finland from the UK.
REMOVALS TO FINLAND FROM UK USE OUR WORLD CLASS FLEET
We operate a large fleet of modern removals vehicles. They are fitted with advanced features including air ride suspension and an adjustable barring system. This ensures that your cargo will be safe during the journey to Finland.
WE ARE A FULL-SERVICE REMOVALS COMPANY
Schepens handles all aspects of your removal including:
- Free assistance with customs paperwork
Our move coordinators can help you complete any customs paperwork that must be filed before entering Finland.
- Professional packing service
Packing your possessions for the trip to Finland can be quite time consuming. Why not let Schepens handle it for you? Using our professional packing service saves you time and ensures that your cargo is adequately prepared for the removal.
- Cargo insurance
Schepens works with a number of insurance providers to offer clients many cargo insurance options to choose from.
IF YOU REQUIRE REMOVALS TO FINLAND FROM UK, CONTACT US TODAY ON 01794 323558 TO GET A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION QUOTE.
What is Helsinki Like?
Finland’s capital city, Helsinki, lies far south of the country and comprises a unique and impressive 300 islands interconnected by bridges. It’s a vibrant seaside city with a vast amount of beautiful landmarks, all with their own captivating story. Helsinki’s economic structure is based upon its excellent harbours with extensive rail and road connections across the country.
What is Helsinki like? Schepens has been helping expats with their removals to Finland for decades now. We asked them to give us their impressions of the city.
It’s A Balance Between Old & Contemporary
Helsinki proudly shows the world how to balance traditional and modern aspects of a city. The city’s architecture features stunning Art Nouveau buildings; the sleek modern structures define the picturesque aesthetic of the city. Popular local activities include sailing (of course), using the sauna and ice-skating. And it’s an historic city, as you can see from Suomenlinna Sea Fortress and the Seurasaari open-air museum.
The Colours Green and Blue Dominate
If you love trees, this is the country to live in. Up to 70% of the country is covered in trees and forests. Even in Helsinki, with a population of just over a million, nature is never far away. Finland is known as the ‘Land of a Thousand Lakes’ and you certainly feel the affinity with water in the culture; it’s the source of many livelihoods, home to many native species, and part of what defines the Finnish character.
It’s Very Organised
For many of our expats, Finland is the most organised place they’ve ever lived. Public transport arrives almost exactly on time, and offices and businesses open and close according to the schedule. This means living in Helsinki is pretty effortless. People often worry very little here because there is always peace of mind that everything will have a system in place.
It’s OK to Speak English, But Learn Finnish!
This is perhaps true for every capital city in Europe, although Finns are among the top speakers of English as a second language in the world. In Helsinki, it’s not a big problem if you don’t speak Finnish. However, to fully embrace life in Helsinki, expats highly recommend learning the language. Begin by learning the basics, then build from there. This will be a fundamental step to become fully integrated into Finnish society.
Schepens ‘Go the Extra Mile’
We’re a major European removals company with a clear focus on delivering first class removals for clients. Our professional removals teams appreciate this as the foundation to our customer service. We are proud of the standard of support we provide, and we consistently work to achieve our lifelong goal, which is to provide stress-free removals for clients, whatever their destination.
What’s Life in Finland Like?
When you go on holiday to Finland, you’ll be likely to get an airbrushed version of what it might be like to live there. We’re always interested in the experience of day-to-day living from clients who have made their home in this amazing country. What’s different from living in the UK? And what do they miss from home?
Here are 5 of the most regular responses we hear:
1. Life Runs to a Timetable in Finland
This tends to be the first thing our clients remark on. Meetings start on time, classes begin on the dot, and buses arrive when scheduled. Being prompt isn’t just about rules, and schedules; it’s woven into the Finnish way of life as a form of respect and integrity. The quickest way to annoy Finns is to arrange a meeting and then turn up late with no good reason.
2. Silence is OK
For anyone who’s struggled to maintain a flow of meaningless small talk at a party, this will come as a major relief. The Finnish people do not feel the need to fill a silence unless they have something the really want to say. This can be scary until you give in to the sense of peace and relaxation it offers. It’s OK to spend time with someone without talking.
3. The Winters are Cold – and Dark
Yes, the temperature plummets in the winter, to -30° or even -50°C. There’s very little wind, however, which makes the cold dry, and – so long as you’re wearing the right clothes – bearable. What’s more difficult is the darkness. In the south you get only 6 hours daylight, whereas in the north, the sun hardly rises. This is the most difficult thing expats in Finland have to learn to cope with.
4. You Need to Learn Finnish
This is a really interesting one. Finns are amongst the top English speakers across the globe, and it’s perfectly possible to live in Finland using only English. But you’ll feel like an outsider. We hear again and again that in order to understand the Finnish culture, and the people, you need to let go of your English and start to learn Finnish.
5. Standard of Living in Finland
The cost of living in Finland is 8.9% higher than in the UK. The items which are way more expensive than in the UK are alcohol and eating out. Renting an apartment is however 10.5% cheaper than in the UK, and Finland housing prices tend to be lower to. Apartments outside the city centre are priced at £2412.82 per square meter. The average salary for Finns, after tax is £2017.14.
Highly Experienced Removals Company
Schepens is a European removals company with over 100 years’ experience moving clients for work, or to start a new life abroad. We hear again and again that Finland is a country that is prosperous, works well, and has learned to cope admirably with the adverse condition they face each winter.