Date: Saturday 2 August 2014
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Kick off time: 4:30pm (local time)
As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Finland
Passports and visas
- You don’t need a visa to travel to Finland, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay in Finland. Ensure that next of kin details are kept up to date.
- Remember to get your free European Health Insurance Card EHIC before leaving the UK. The EHIC isn’t a substitute for medical and travel insurance, but it entitles you to state provided medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. No medical services are provided free of charge in Finland.
- If you lose your passport you will need to apply for an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) at the Consular Section of the British Embassy in Helsinki. The fee for an ETD is £95 (approx 123 EUR) payable by cash (Euros only) or Visa/MasterCard credit cards. You will need to submit one passport photo in colour and a paper copy of your flight details to apply.
Getting to the stadium
Map of Stadium and surrounding area
From Airport: Local bus 615 to main railway station (from there a 2km walk to the Olympic Stadium) – tickets from the driver at €5 (please pay with small change).
Taxis are expensive, from Airport to the stadium €50-60 (30-40mins), Yellow Line minibus taxis can take several persons at a lower rate (5-7 persons) booking desk at arrival level.
At the match
access to the stadium can be slow - there will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles; to avoid a last minute bottleneck get to the stadium early.
Items banned in UK are likely to be banned at the Olympic stadium as well.
- as in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport - only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits
- Drinking in the street, non designated pub or restaurant areas is prohibited in Finland
- Don’t get involved with drugs - the penalties are severe. Drugs and drink driving laws are stricter in Finland than in the UK. Possession of even small quantities can lead to heavy fines and/or imprisonment.
- For the latest information on safety and security, visit Foreign and Commonwealth Office page for Travel Advice - Finland
British Embassy Helsinki
Itäinen Puistotie 17
Tel: +358 (0)9 2286 5100
Emergency services numbers
- 112 for all rescue services