When considering a move to a new city, there is nothing more useful than hearing real life stories and experiences from other expats who have lived there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you live or have lived in Finland and would like to share your story.

Mercy is an engineer and working mother of four children. She has lived in Finland since 2005 and writes about her life in Finland, Finnish culture and motherhood in her blog. In our expat interview, she talks to us about learning the local language, schools, family attractions and her experiences in Finland. Read more in our interview with Mercy.


Daiki Yoshikawa is a Japanese business person enjoying life in Helsinki as a blogger, sauna enthusiast and nature lover. He chats to us about Finnish culture and his experiences in the capital, and about enjoying what Helsinki has to offer while studying and working. Read more in his expat interview.


Paola grew up in Italy and moved to Finland in 2010 originally part of an Erasmus scholarship, but ended up staying. She is a mother and a full-time working professional. She shares a bit of her life in Espoo with us, talking about culture, language barriers, work-life and making friends. Read our interview with Paola for more insights.