Hotels / youth hostels
There is a lot of variety in pricing and in quality, when it comes to hotels in Finland. At the cheapest, you can get a room in a hostel for less than 20 €. For luxury living, prepare to cough up 160 € or more for a night.
Also, hotel and hostel prices per night might vary in different regions and seasons in Finland. For example in Helsinki area hostel prices may start from 25–30 euro per night. In the eastern part of Finland they may be 17 euros for a night, including breakfast.
If you love camping, Finland is the right country for that. Don't be afraid to go camping in Finland! It is very safe to do it in here.
If you’re on a tight budget, or just like to take it back to nature, try camping in the wild. There is a traditional legal concept in Finland called "Everyman's right", which allows free access to land and waterways, and doesn't require landowners permission.
Everyman's right in brief:
- walk, ski or cycle freely in the countryside except in: gardens, in the immediate vicinity of people’s homes, and in fields and plantations which could easily be damaged.
- stay or set up camp temporarily in the countryside, from a reasonable distance from homes.
- pick wild berries, mushrooms and flowers, as long as they are not protected species.
- fish with a rod and line.
- row, sail or use a motorboat on waterways, with certain restrictions; swim or wash in inland waters and the sea.
- walk, ski and fish on frozen lakes, rivers and the sea.
You may not
- disturb other people or damage property.
- disturb breeding birds or their nests or young.
- disturb reindeer or game animals.
- cut down or damage living trees, or collect wood, moss or lichen on other people’s property.
- light open fires on other people’s property, except in an emergency.
- disturb the privacy of people’s homes by camping too near them, or making too much noise, for example.
- leave litter.
- drive motor vehicles off road without the land owner’s permission.
- fish or hunt without the relevant permits.
Cottage (Mökki) HolidaysPlease remember that Finland has traditional cottages/cabines in all parts of Finland that you can rent.