UK Removals to Finland

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UK Removals to Finland

Finnish Removals, Relocation, and Beyond

Considering a move to Scandinavia? Then it could be that you’re feeling the lure of Finland with its stunning natural landscapes, innovative spirit, and thriving job market. Whether you’re an ambitious professional, a returning family, or a curious student, Finland offers unique opportunities and an exceptional quality of life.

Here’s why Finland should be on your radar:

Ready to turn your Finnish dream into reality? This guide provides essential information for a smooth relocation, covering work visa applications, housing, healthcare, and education, plus – hear firsthand experiences from Brits already thriving in Helsinki and locations across the country.


Make Your Move to Finland Stress-Free with Schepens:

Schepens is a family-owned removals company, with over 100 years of experience of UK removals to Finland. Which means we can guarantee a stress-free removals for you. Our expert team, familiar with Finland’s customs regulations, roads, and locations, handles your belongings with care, allowing you to focus on settling into your new life.

1. Research and Planning

Follow Your Career in Finland – Working in Finland

Finland enjoys a robust economy and a thriving job market, making it a prime destination for skilled professionals like you. With an aging population and a growing demand for expertise, 81% of employers struggle to find qualified talent. This presents a unique chance for you to fill critical skills gaps and carve your career path in a dynamic environment.

Follow Your Career in Finland – Working in Finland

Where are your skills most needed?

Finland actively seeks international expertise in various sectors, including:

  • IT & Data
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Sales & Customer Service
  • Sustainable Development & Environment

You can jumpstart your job search with the following resources:

  • JobMarketFinlandThe official Finnish job portal connecting employers and skilled workers.
  • BaronaA leading recruitment agency specialising in various industries.
  • Jobs in FinlandA comprehensive platform featuring diverse job openings across the country.
  • Work in FinlandA government website with detailed information on work permits and career opportunities.

Beyond the job:

Working in Finland isn’t just about professional growth; it’s about embracing a unique lifestyle. Enjoy competitive salaries, excellent work-life balance, and a supportive community. Immerse yourself in stunning natural landscapes, vibrant cities, and a culture that prioritises well-being.

Applying for a Work Visa in Finland as a UK Citizen

So, you’ve set your sights on a rewarding career in Finland. As a UK citizen, you will need to secure a work visa before your move. Here’s a breakdown of the process to guide you:

1. Eligibility:

  • You must have a valid job offer in Finland from a registered employer.
  • Your position must be deemed necessary and require specific skills unavailable in the Finnish workforce.
  • You must meet the minimum salary requirements for your profession. (Find details on the Finnish Immigration Service website.)

2. Application Process:

  • Apply online through the Enter Finland portal.
  • Gather the required documents, including your passport, employment contract, proof of income, and health insurance.
  • Pay the application fee (currently €440).

3. Processing Time:

  • The processing time typically takes 2-3 months, so plan accordingly.

4. Additional Considerations:

  • If your job requires specific professional licenses or qualifications, ensure they are recognised in Finland.
  • Register with the Finnish Tax Administration after your arrival.

Helpful Resources:


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Studying in Finland – Immerse Yourself in Academic Excellence

Finland’s renowned education system extends to its universities, which consistently rank among the world’s best. Many of the degree programmes are taught in English, at prestigious institutions like the University of Helsinki, Aalto University, or the University of Turku.

EU/EEA citizens, enjoy free tuition, while international students from other countries have access to scholarships and exemptions, potentially covering all or part of the fees ranging from €6,000 to €18,000 annually.

But university life in Finland is an enriching learning experience. Universities provide a supportive environment where lecturers prioritise personalised attention and collaborative learning. You’ll be immersed in a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, fostered by cutting-edge research facilities and industry partnerships.


Healthcare in Finland – A Guide for New Residents

Finland’s healthcare system, renowned for its quality and accessibility, operates on a unique combination of public and private services. Navigating this system can seem complex, which is why we’ve created this guide!

Understanding the System:

  • Public healthcare. Primarily funded by taxes, it provides core medical services at subsidised costs. Residents contribute by paying client fees, capped at around €20 per primary care visit and limited to three visits per year.
  • Private healthcare. Offers additional options for those seeking faster appointments or specific specialists. Costs vary depending on the service and provider.

Eligibility and Access:

  • EU/EEA citizens. As a British citizen, your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) grants you access to public healthcare services during short stays (up to 3 months).
  • Residents. Registering for residency entitles you to full participation in the public healthcare system. This includes applying for a Kela Card, your key to subsidised services and reduced pharmacy prices.

Best Places to Live in Finland – Expert Insights

For over a century, Schepens has been the trusted partner for smooth and stress-free removals to Finland. While many of our movers choose Helsinki for its career opportunities, Finland offers diverse regions, each with its own unique charm and advantages. To help you find your perfect Finnish location, we asked our movers living in various locations to share their top picks:

1. OULU – WESTERN FINLAND

If you work in tech, this is a real option as there’s plenty of work. The winters tend to be cold – but not unbearable, and the summers are pretty amazing with virtually 24 hours of daylight. Oulu ‘feels’ remote but we’re just an hour’s flight to Helsinki and there are flights to pretty much anywhere. Everyone bikes as there’s a good infrastructure for cyclists, and great local services overall.

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2. JYVÄSKYLÄ – SOUTHERN CENTRAL FINLAND

Jyväskylä is one of the fastest growing cities in Finland; it’s also one of the best locations to settle in if you love the outdoors! Situated to the west of Finland’s Lakeland region, Jyväskylä has lakes, hills and forests, all within walking distance of the city centre. It’s a busy cultural centre, with festivals throughout the year, and architecture that you’d expect to find in the capital city, thanks to the renowned resident Alvar Alto.

3. TAMPERE – CENTRAL FINLAND

It’s Finland’s second city – in fact, it’s the biggest inland city in all the Nordic countries. Tampere isn’t the most beautiful city in Finland, but it’s a really friendly place to live. It’s actually got the nickname ‘Manchester of Finland’ because of the industry that boomed here a few decades ago. Now it’s developing its waterfront and gentrifying the working class areas. If you’re a lover of local music gigs, family cafes, proper pubs and grassroots culture, you’ll love this place.

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4. HELSINKI – SOUTHERN FINLAND

Helsinki isn’t just a city, it’s also an archipelago with 330 islands to explore. So, though Helsinki isn’t huge, it feels vast. It’s easy to get around, by bike, by metro, walking, by boat – you really don’t need a car. Favourite things about the city are the bars – which are sensational, and summer nights – which are long and laid back. Drawbacks? The winters can be long, and cold – and it’s a really expensive place to live.

5. TURKU – SOUTHERN FINLAND

Turku is a bit of an amazing success story – it’s the oldest city in Finland, so it’s medieval centre is beautiful. But it’s also the most innovative, tech-savvy and aspirational city I’ve ever lived in. Everything revolves around the river which runs through the centre, especially in the summer when the days feel endless. You chill on a boat, enjoy local food, stay out late. This is what all cities should be like.

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WHY USE SCHEPENS FOR REMOVALS FROM UK TO FINLAND?

Schepens has been performing removals from the UK to Finland for many decades and has a strong understand of the logistics involved with the journey. Our talented team can make your removal simple! Here are a few other reasons to choose Schepens:

Each year, we transport a huge amount of cargo throughout Europe. This allows us to obtain bulk discounts from partner companies. We pass those discounts onto our valuable clients, making us an affordable option for moving to Finland. Despite being so affordable, we never compromise on the quality of our removals service.

All removals use our dedicated articulated removals vehicles. They are modern trucks that feature air ride suspension and an adjustable barring system. These features reduce the risk of breakage or cross-contamination during the journey. All vehicles are driven by trained professionals.

Unlike most other removals companies, Schepens is a family-owned enterprise. We are proud of the business that we have built and will always go the extra mile to maintain our sterling reputation.

Our skilled removers will move your cargo safely and efficiently with minimal risk. All removers are trained to British Association of Removers standards and our company is independently audited every year to ensure we maintain the highest standards.

“A truly professional and courteous service for our move from the UK to Finland. We organised to have our house contents stored with Schepens and then shipped over by roadtrain 7 months later. Great teamwork by all involved. Timing was perfect. We would definitely recommend using their service.”

Marko Humphrey-Lahti


Schepens move to and from all the major towns and cities in Finland including: Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Turku, Oulu plus many others.


IF YOU REQUIRE REMOVALS TO FINLAND, THEN SCHEPENS HAS THE EXPERIENCE, EXPERTISE AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE TO OFFER YOU A SMOOTH, TROUBLE-FREE MOVE. CONTACT US TODAY ON 01794 323558 TO GET A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION QUOTE.