Find out what currency is used in Finland, tips and tricks for Finnish currency exchange, and how you can save money on your visit with the euro card.

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The currency in Finland is the euro. Each euro is divided into 100 cents.

When you’re buying currency for Finland, look out for the currency code EUR. And once you’re in Finland, you’ll see the symbol € used to show prices.

You’ll find Euro banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 - although the 200 and 500 EUR notes are seldom used. There are also 1 and 2 euro coins.

Cents come in coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50.


The euro travel money card lets you top up in your local currency, and switch to euro to spend when you’re in Finland. You’ll get the best rate for spending in euro - and can also hold and spend 50+ other currencies with the same card.

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Simply top up your card and convert to the currency you need in real time using the app.

You’ll always get the real exchange rate with no hidden costs, and you’ll avoid foreign transaction fees while withdrawing from ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights.

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Tips for exchanging currency in Finland.

Familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.The mid-market rate is the true exchange rate - with no sneaky hidden fees. Use an online currency converter before your trip to get a feel for what your money is worth and make sure you get a fair rate when you buy your travel money.Convert GBP to EUR >
Choose to be charged in Finland currency when withdrawing from ATMs.Being offered to pay in your own currency at an ATM is a sneaky trick and causes many travellers to pay more than they need to. Always choose to pay in the local currency - in this case, euro - to cut your costs and get the best rates available.
Avoid changing currency at airports or hotels.Currency exchange desks at airports and hotels often markup the exchange rates they use, and may charge hidden fees. Avoid this expensive option whenever you can.
Use the debit card to spend in Finland without rip-off fees.Withdraw money, pay for meals in restaurants or spend in shops in euro, all at the real exchange rate with the debit card.Get your travel money card >

Spending money in Finland.

Paying by credit or debit card in Finland

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted throughout Finland. In fact, Finns are dedicated users of plastic, even to buy a beer or cup of coffee.

ATMs in Finland

The Finnish interbank network is called Otto - which means you'll find ATMs called Otto all over the towns and cities, and even in smaller villages.

To get the best deal when spending on card or withdrawing money in Finland, don’t forget to use the debit card to avoid sneaky exchange rate markups and excessive fees.

Finnish currency services.

Convert GBP to euro

Use our currency converter to see how much your money is worth in euro and familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.

Send money to Finland

Need to send GBP to Finland? Use for fast, low-cost, and secure online money transfers from the United Kingdom to Finland.

See the best euro exchange rates

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Finnish currency FAQs.

What is the currency in Helsinki?
The currency in Helsinki is the euro. Each euro is divided into 100 cents. When you’re in Finland you’ll see the symbol € written down in shops and on menus, and the currency code EUR used in exchange offices.

What was the former currency of Finland?
Finland entered the Eurozone in 2002. Before adopting the euro, the official currency in Finland was the Finnish markka.

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