Resources

Resources

On this page, I have gathered valuable products & services that I have personally used over the years or heard that they are good, and want to recommend to you. 

NOTE: Some links below are affiliate links (marked with *). My recommendations are based on hands-on experience, and I believe they can help you in one way or another. If you decide to use the service, I may get a small commission without extra cost for you. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will genuinely help you. 

None of the businesses listed here are paying me to list them here (aside from the affiliate partnership).

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The Most Recommended Resources

Fortum Electricity Contract

If you are moving to Finland and looking for an quick, easy and English electricity contract, I recommend Fortum Spot contract. 

Morrow Bank Credit Card

If you are moving to Finland and looking for an quick, easy and English electricity contract, I recommend Fortum Spot contract. 

Get Discovered Online

My friend Varpu’s Get Discovered Online course helps you to discover hidden opportunities in Finland, how to build your Finnish industry network using LinkedIn, and how to attract Finnish employers to your LinkedIn profile.

Finnish Language Resources

FinnishPod101

FinnishPod101 offers hundreds of high quality audio and video lessons for absolute beginners to more advanced learners. Audio lessons teach you not only Finnish vocabulary and grammar but also culture in relevant context. In addition, you have access to wordbank, flashcards, detailed lesson notes and more. 

Italki

On Italki, you can find inexpensive 1-on-1 speaking lessons with native Finns. A great option for you if you don't have Finns in your area and want to improve your Finnish skills in a practice environment. 

Duolingo

Duolingo is a world-famous language learning platform. They recently added the long-awaited Finnish course to learn about the Finnish language & culture. 

Work & Career

Get Discovered Online

My friend Varpu's Get Discovered Online course helps you to discover hidden opportunities in Finland, how to build your Finnish industry network using LinkedIn, and how to attract Finnish employers to your LinkedIn profile.

workinfinland.fi

The Work in Finland website is the official Finnish website for 1) international talent and 2) companies operating in Finland that want to recruit international talent. Here you can find jobs that do not have Finnish language requirement.

Utilities

Fortum Electricity Contract

If you are moving to Finland and looking for an quick, easy and English electricity contract, I recommend Fortum Spot contract. 

IF: Home Insurance

IF is an insurance company that provides insurances for many different purposes. I recommend you get the home insurance from IF as they provide service in English. 

Financial Services

Wise - Send Money to Finland Easily!

If you are moving to Finland and looking for the easiest way to transfer money to Finland or sending money back to your home country, Wise is the easiest, simplest, and cheapest way to do it. Watch my tutorial of Wise on YouTube and create your free account.

Morrow Bank Credit Card

The credit card I use everyday and pay all my expenses. Earn generous bonuses on all purchases: 2% on online purchases and 1% on all other purchases. Application page is in Finnish only but Google Translate helps. Enjoy up to 50 days of interest-free credit Includes insurance coverage: travel, identity theft, purchase protection, and cancellation insurance. No usage or annual fees, and no charges for cash withdrawals.

Curve Card

By using Curve card, you can put all your payment cards behind Curve, and use Curve card to do all daily payments. You can even move transactions between cards retroactively. In addition, some Finnish banks do not support Google Pay / Apple Pay directly, making it harder to use phone for contactless payments. Curve solves this problem, too. 

Mobify - Earn extra cash by paying bills

You can add your regular bills, such as phone plans, Electricity, credit cards etc., to Mobify and earn cash of 0.3% of the billable sum. The service works only in Finnish but Google Translate helps. 

NordNet - Investing & Brokerage Account in Finland

NordNet is a leading investment platform in the Nordic countries, including Finland. By creating a free account, you can build your wealth by investing your money to index funds, for example. Currently, the registration process is in Finnish only, but Google Translate will help. Their mobile app is available in English.

Everyday life discounts

Get Cheap Meals from ResQ Club

With ResQ Club, you can get very inexpensive restaurant food that would otherwise go to waste. I use this service every week- Get -50% off from your first order using my link below.

Cityshoppari Coupons

Cityshoppari offers hundreds of discount coupons for many stores in Finland, including clothes, restaurants, hotels, and more. You can access all coupons with an annual payment of 14.99€.

Offerilla

Offerilla is the largest marketplace of great offers in Finland. The idea is similar to Groupon. You can buy vouchers for 50-90% discounts for cafeterias, restaurants, gyms, beauty salons, and more. The website is only in Finnish, but Google translate can help.

Matsmart

Matsmart sells products that are either manufactured too much, the packaging is somehow incorrect, have seasonal changes, or have short best-before dates. Matsmart simply saves the products and sells them to you at super discounts. Through Matsmart you can save food and save money at the same time. Matsmart is available in Finnish, but Google Translate Helps.

Accommondation in Finland

Sato Apartments

Sato offers long-term rental apartments in Finland. You can apply for apartments online and choose multiple options with a single application. The whole rental process is available in English. I have been their customer before and can totally recommend them. 

Lumo Apartments

Lumo is similar to Sato and they also offer different types of retal apartments in Finland. Their service is available in English and the whole rental process can be done online. I have not personally lived in their apartments but I have heard good of them.

Short-term Accommodation in Finland

Forenom

Forenom is a great choice for short-term accommondation. For example, when you move to Finland, you can't secure a proper rental flat before arriving. Forenom offers flexible furnished apartments where you can stay until you get settled in Finland. Noli offers apartments in many cities around Finland.

Noli Studios

Noli Studios is a fresh concept where you get a rental apartment with hotel level amenities, such as bi-weekly cleaning, gym, sauna & spa, working Facilities and more. I used to live at Noli for a year. You can choose between long-term and short-term options. With a single monthly payment, you will get all you need from electricity to internet.

Transportation Services

Uber

You most likely know Uber, which offers an effortless way to get a taxi. It works in the bigger cities of Finland. With the app, you set your destination and pay as well. ​

Bolt Taxi

Bolt is a competitor of Uber and works just like Uber. They offer reasonably priced taxis in the capital area (at the time of writing this). I have used Bolt many times. Get a discount for your first rides using my link.

02 Taksi

02 Taksi searches the closest taxi providers near you and lists them for you. It works like a combination of Airbnb & Uber. You can set your destination in the app and pay for your ride. You will see the prices before placing an order. Click the affiliate link below to get a discount for your first rides. The app works in English.

Tier E-Scooters

Tier offers are really fun and convenient way to get around. You simply download the mobile app, create a free account, and add your payment details. Then you can locate available scooters and ride them to get around. You can leave them anywhere within the allowed range.

Finnish Culture

Connect with Finns Free Masterclass

My friend Varpu’s Connect With the Finns Masterclass offers insights to Finnish communication, culture and lifestyle. The Masterclass is free.

The Finnish Whisperer e-Book

My friend Varpu from Her Finland made this handy book to guide you through the intricacies of daily life in Finland and make you feel more comfortable visiting or living in Finland.

Finnish Baking Magic

My Friend Varpu from Her Finland has created an e-Cookbook including all the delicious Finnish Foods & desserts you can make yourself. Along with the recipes, both American and Finnish measurements are included.