Traveling to Sweden soon? Don't get stuck with high roaming costs or slow overseas data roaming! I recommend you to get a local sim card in Finland. This way you are secured of the best network and the fastest data speed. This is your complete guide for buying a sim card in Finland with where to buy one, the best network and up to date prices as per February 2021.

My research for the best prepaid sim card for tourists in Europe also brought me to Finland. Buying a sim card in Finland is pretty straight forward. You can walk into any of the mobile internet provider stores and they handle it for you or find yourself a sim card at one of the bigger convenience stores. People in Finland are friendly, helpful and speak good English.

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.

Order a sim card for Finland online

There are a handful Europe sim cards available online that also work perfectly fine in Finland. Order an international sim card directly from Simoptions and the sim card will be shipped to your home address before your trio to Finland/Europe. Sim cards are automatically activated and it saves you the hassle from buying a sim card in Finland on arrival. Check the link above or the banner below for all the offers and more info.

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Mobile internet operators in Finland

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.

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Best 4G/5G network in Finland

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

Is there 5G in Finland?

Yes 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 Telia has the best network in Finland. However Elisa seems to have a little better 5G network as of February 2021.

If you travel North in Finland then I would recommend you buying a Telia 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

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.

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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.

Buy a Finland 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.

Bring your passport when buying a sim card for Finland, you need it for registration.

Prices Finland sim cards in 2021

Elisa Finland

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

  • €29,90 = Unlimited data/calls/text

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

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As a fan of sim cards with unlimited data I would recommend any tourist buying an Elisa Finland prepaid sim card. For the latest Elisa sim card deals check the website in the link.

Telia Finland

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

  • €24,90 = Unlimited data in Finland

PAckages below 

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The above prices are up to date as per February 2021. Click on the link to see the latest Telia Finland sim card deals.

DNA Finland

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.

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The above DNA sim card deal is still the up to date price as per February 2021. For more info on the DNA prepaid sim card deals check the DNA website in the link.

Best Finland sim card in 2021

In case you only visit the major tourists attraction in Finland then...

DNA is the best Finland sim card for tourists in 2021!

For €0,89 cent per day you get unlimited calls/text and data.

May you go off the beaten path then definitely buy a Telia Finland sim card, but their prepaid sim cards are not the best. Elisa Finland actually even has a better offer, but the Telia network is the best in Finland.

Buy a Finland sim card online

May you travel onwards in Europe then buying a Finland prepaid sim card is NOT a good idea. I recommend you to order an international sim card for Finland on the Simoptions website. The sim card will be shipped to your home address before your trip. See below for a selection of the best offers.

1. Orange Holiday ZEN - $29.90

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

2. Three PAYG AIO15 - $29.90

  • 10 GB data
  • Unlimited calls within Europe
  • Unlimited sms within Europe
  • Valid 30 days

3. Three PAYG AIO20 - $39.90

  • 12 GB data
  • Unlimited calls within Europe
  • Unlimited sms within Europe
  • Valid 30 days

4. Orange Holiday Europe - $49.90

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

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.

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Portable WiFi device for Finland

When traveling with kids or as a couple have a look at a TEP Wireless portable WiFi device that gives you unlimited internet for just a couple bucks a day. Best thing is you can connect 5 devices at the same time and all enjoy the internet. Click on the link above or the banner below for more info.

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Enjoy your trip to Finland!

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