Traveling to Finland soon and looking for the best way to stay connected? Don't get stuck with high roaming charges or slow overseas data plans! Traveltomtom recommends buying a prepaid sim card for Finland. In this guide you can find everything you need to know: where to buy a sim card, the best 4G/5G network coverage, up to date prices as per July 2022, my recommendation and more info about international and e-sim cards for Finland.

Buying a prepaid sim card is the first thing I do when getting to a new country. My research for the best prepaid sim card for Europe travel in 2022 also brought me to Finland.  As I am also trying to visit every country in the world you can already find more than 150 prepaid sim card guide on Traveltomtom from all over the world: Sweden, Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tanzania, USA, New York, Vietnam, Pakistan and many more.

My recommendation

Traveltomtom recommends an Elisa sim card for Finland. They have an extensive 4G network and the best 5G network in Finland and a prepaid sim card deal with un limited data for a fair price. For a short trip to Finland Traveltomtom recommends a DNA sim card.

Another great alternative is a global sim card with data. These international sim card are valid in multiple countries and there are some amazing ones for traveling in Europe. Check out my comparison of the best global sim cards for international travel in 2022.

However, the easiest way to stay connected when traveling in 2022 is an e-sim card.

E-sim cards for Finland

Arrange everything online within just a couple minutes. You order online, receive an email with instructions, apply the settings and done. Check out the following e-sim card deals for Finland:

  • 1 GB dat for 7 days = $4.5 USD
  • 3 GB data for 30 days = $8 USD
  • 5 GB data for 30 days = $12 USD
  • 10 GB data for 30 days = $18 USD

Click here to order one of the above Finland sim card deals or get more info. With an e-sim card you keep your own phone number from home, no more swapping physical sim cards. 

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There are also a handful sim cards for Finland available online. These will be send to your home address before your trip. For example 20 GB data for $49.90 USD. Click here to order a sim card for Finland directly online or get more info and see more offers.

Finland sim card and traveling in Europe

Since summer 2017 the European Union banned roaming costs within all of Europe, unfortunately some prepaid Finland sim cards have NO free EU roaming included. Therefore I recommend you to always ask when buying a sim card in Finland. But I can already tell you that Finland sim cards are NOT the best for a trip around Europe. The online options are much more affordable.

Click here for more info about the best prepaid sim cards in Europe in 2022 or see more info on free EU roaming in my article about buying a sim card in Europe.

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Mobile internet operators in Finland

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In total there are 3 main mobile internet providers in Finland: Telia, Elisa and DNA. All of them offer Finland prepaid sim cards for tourists.

Best 4G/5G network in Finland in 2022

First let’s have a look at the 4G/5G network coverage and see who has the best mobile network in Finland.

Is there 5G in Finland?

Yes as of July 2022 there is a pretty ok 5G network in Finland and all the major cities and tourist destinations in Finland have 5G.

DNA Finland 4G/5G network map

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Elisa Finland 4G/5G network map

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Telia Finland 4G/5G network map

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From the above we can see that Elisa has the most extensive network coverage as well as the best 5G network in Finland. However, the Telia network is pretty comparable.

If you travel North in Finland then I would recommend you buying an Elisa  sim card, just because of the network strength. For a more detailed map of the 4G and 5G network coverage in Finland click on the link.

Where to buy a Finland sim card

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In Helsinki city center you can find several mobile phone shops as well as official Telia, Elisa and DNA stores. They are mostly concentrated in the main shopping malls. But don't bother going to a Telia shop though as they only sell long term phone contracts. At the Elisa stores they weren’t really helpful either, but they do sell prepaid sim cards for Finland.

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DNA has pop-up stores all over and they do sell and help you set up your sim card for Finland. Telia and Elisa basically forwarded me to any R-kioski shop, a convenient store that is scattered all over Helsinki. See the picture below.

Buying a Finland sim card from R-kioski is like buying cigarettes, but don’t expect the staff to have any knowledge of what they are selling. Basically buying a Finland sim card was a bit of a tougher process than normal.

When buying a prepaid sim card in Finland you have to bring your passport as the sim card will be registered on your name and passport number.

Buying a sim card at Helsinki Airport

At Helsinki Airport there is only one shop that sells prepaid Finland sim cards for tourists: R-kioski. They are located in the main hall on the arrivals level; keep on walking straight when you get out of arrivals. At the R-kioski at Helsinki Airport they sell all the Finland sim cards listed below.

Prices Finland sim cards in 2022

Elisa Finland

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They offer a wide range of Elisa prepaid sim cards for Finland. Their best offer is the following one:

Unlimited data/calls/text = €29 

Data is valid in all the Baltic and Scandic countries, but there is NO free EU data roaming included.

As a fan of sim cards with unlimited data I would recommend any tourist buying an Elisa Finland prepaid sim card. Check the Elisa webiste for the latest info.

Telia Finland

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Telia offers 2 prepaid sim cards and does NOT charge an activation fee. The prepaid SURF option is the best one for tourists:

  • Unlimited data in Finland = €24.9

Check the Telia website for their latest deals.

DNA Finland

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DNA may have the smallest network, but at least buying a DNA prepaid sim card is straight forward and they can help you at one of their official stores. A DNA Finland prepaid sim card offers you the following.

  • Buying a Finland DNA sim card costs €4.90 and comes with €5 credit.
  • For €0.89 daily you get unlimited calls and text within Europe and unlimited data in Finland.

For more info check the DNA website.

Best Finland sim card in 2022

If you are visiting Finland for just a couple days there is no need to buy a monthly plan. In that case DNA Finland comes in handy as they offer prepaid sim card plans per day. For €0.89 cent per day you get unlimited calls/text and data

If you stay longer and especially if you go on a road trip you are probably better off with an Elisa or Telia sim card with unlimited data.

May you go off the beaten path then definitely buy a Telia or Elisa sim card for Finland as they have the best data networks.

Buy a sim card for Finland online

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Finland sim cards are NOT good for traveling in Europe as there is no to little free EU data roaming included in their prepaid sim card deals. Therefore check out the following online sim card deals. These international sim card will be shipped to your home address before your trip:

1. Orange Holiday ZEN - $29.90

  • 8 GB data
  • Unlimited calls/sms in Europe
  • 30 minutes worldwide
  • 200 sms worldwide
  • Valid 14 days

2. Three PAYG AIO15 - $29.90

  • 10 GB data
  • Unlimited calls/sms in Europe
  • Valid 30 days

3. Three PAYG AIO20 - $39.90

  • 12 GB data
  • Unlimited calls/sms in Europe
  • Valid 30 days

4. Orange Holiday Europe - $49.90

  • 20 GB data
  • Unlimited calls/sms in Europe
  • 120 minutes worldwide
  • 1,000 sms worldwide
  • Valid 14 days

Click here to order an international sim card for Finland directly online or get more info in the link. 

Personally I would recommend the last two linked options above: Three or Orange. Sim cards will be shipped to your home address and are automatically activated from its first use. Click on the links above or the banner below for more info.

Also a last reminder that you can arrange everything online by ordering an e-sim card for Finland.

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May you have further question please leave me a message below and I am happy to help you out with questions about Finland sim card but I am here to help you with Finland travel tips as well.

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Enjoy your trip to Finland!

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