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Internet

ISPs include Sonera and Kolumbus. Public access is available in Internet cafes and at one of the many Internet booths located in Helsinki.

Fax

Many of the large hotels and businesses have fax facilities. The post offices located in Helsinki also have fax facilities.

Post

Letters and postcards sent by airmail usually take about 3 days to reach destinations within Europe. Stamps are available from the post offices, book and paper shops, stations and hotels.

Visitors can have mail sent to them :

via Poste Restante,
Central Post Office,
Mannerheimintie 11,
00100 Helsinki.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 0800-2100hrs, Saturday 0900-1800hrs, Sunday 1100-2100hrs.

General Post office opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1700hrs, closed Saturday-Sunday.

Press

There are over two hundred daily newspapers, with the most popular including: Aamulehti, Helsingin Sanomat, Ilta-Sanomat and Iltalehti. Apu and Seura are weekly illustrated news magazines and are 2 of several periodicals. One of the leading business newspapers is Kauppalehti.

There are no English-language newspapers published in Finland, but most UK and US daily newspapers are available.

Radio

BBC World Service and Voice of America can be received. The most up-to-date can be found online as from time to time the frequencies change.

Telegram

These can be left with the nearest post office or at the hotel desk.

Telephone - land line

  Full IDD is available.
  Country dialing code is 358
  There are no area codes
  Outgoing international codes: 990,994 or 999
  For international number enquiries and tariff information within Finland, callers should dial 020 208

Telephone - mobile

GSM 900 and 1800 networks.

Network operators include

  OY Radiolinja AB
  Sonera
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