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The Low Down on Finnish Currency

Currency:

Euro

Currency code:

EUR

Central Bank:

European Central Bank

Currency symbol:

Currency sub unit:

cent

Currency sub unit symbol:

c

Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500

Coins:

1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2




The official currency in Finland is the euro - replacing the Finnish markka as Finland’s official currency in February 2002 after initially being introduced in cash form a month earlier in January 2002.



The Finnish markka was circulated in Finland between 1860 and 2002.



Finland joined the European Union in 1995 and the Eurozone in 1999 when it was initially formed.



The most commonly used bills for the euro are the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes.



What to spend your euros on**:

  • *

    3 Course meal for 2

    60 EUR *

  • *

    Cup of coffee

    3.30 EUR *

  • *

    Fresh loaf of bread

    1.70 EUR *

  • *

    1Km taxi ride

    1.60 EUR *

  • *

    Suomenlinna Fortress guided tour

    11 EUR *

How many Euros will I need?**

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Must-sees in Finland

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  • Helsinki
  • Helsinki is a quirky city of many faces; stunning urban design mixes with architectural relics, intriguing culinary fare with local brews, and all within this fashionable city set on the water of the Baltics.
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  • Åland Archipelago
  • The Åland Islands are an autonomous region between Sweden and Finland, comprising of a number of large islands and over 10,000 smaller ones. Think rustic landscapes, seascapes and a quaint way of life that feels like stepping back in time.
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  • Lemmenjoki National Park
  • Come here for a unique Arctic wilderness experience like no other; hikes, huts and forest set along its namesake, the Lemmenjoki River.

Buying Euro online is easy

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  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Euro Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
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  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

FAQ Relating to Finnish Currency

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  • What was the currency of Finland prior to the introduction of the euro?

    Prior to 2002 the official currency in Finland was the Finnish markka.

  • What is the symbol used for Finnish currency?

    The symbol for the euro is € - its currency code is EUR.

  • Are credit cards widely accepted in Finland?

    Yes, all major credit cards should be widely-accepted in Finland.

*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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