Filming in Finland

We have gathered here some facts and figures  about Finland that might be useful when planning to film in Finland. Be sure to also visit: and feel free to contact

Guidelines for production during COVID-19

Guidelines for border traffic by the Finnish Border Guard

Click here for an overview on the process of how entry permits to Finland, border crossing, and adapting safety protocols will be handled for your production, if you decide to film in Finland.

Basic Info

Finland’s population is approx 5.5 million. The two official languages are Finnish and Swedish. The currency used is euro. The infrastructure and logistics works smoothly. You can get anywhere by car and the railroad network is operated by the private state owned VR.  There are also many airports in the country. You can find the list of all the airports here


Finland is one of the northernmost countries in Europe, with an incredibly diverse landscape. The four seasons offers many opportunities. The specialities include the midnight sun, northern lights and long winters with guaranteed snow. There are many locations that are in natural condition. In addition to snow Finland is also known as a land of thousand lakes, 200 000 to be precise. As a filming location it’s quite easy to find places that are previously unexplored on camera. 


Pictures and more information on filming locations in Finland can be found here:

Weather and climate

There are four seasons in Finland. The climate is marked by cold winters and warm summers. The temperatures vary between +25ºC in the summer and -25ºC in the winter. Finland offers diverse landscapes and filming possibilities throughout the year thanks to its unique natural conditions – from the midnight sun and summer heat to long winters and guaranteed snow. You can check the current weather from The Finnish Meteorological Institutes Website:

Regional Film Commissions

East Finland Film Commission
Film Lapland (Finnish Lapland Film Commission)
North Finland Film Commission
South East Finland Commission 
West Finland Film Commission 
Film Tampere
Åland Film Commission