For high value, low cost and reliable removals to Finland, longstanding removals company Greens are a team you can trust. We are specialists in UK removals to and from Scandinavia and as we are British Association of Removers (BAR) registered for international removals, you know you can depend on us for safe and prompt delivery of your valuables and household goods.
Whether you are moving house to one of the largest cities in Finland, such as Oulu, Helsinki, Turku, Tampere or Jyväskylä, or some of the more off the beaten track locations, Greens Removals will do all we can to take the worry out of your hands. We provide a tailored service for removals to Finland, which can include packing and unpacking on arrival, or if you prefer to do your own packing, we can provide all you need for this including the supply of strong boxes, tape and bubble wrap.
We provide a full range of services for removals to Finland and this can include any or all of the following: full or part load shipping to Finland, an extensive range of insurance packages, and storage for any length of time. As specialists in household moves to Scandinavia, we can guide you smoothly through the removals process.
If you have any questions you would like to ask about your move, just telephone us on 01449 613053, and we will be happy to answer them. We are a UK based company and have been providing UK, European and worldwide removals for 40 years.
Removals to Oulu, Finland: Living in Oulu
If you are moving to Oulu, it is a fun and lively city, ranked the sixth largest by population, with around 190,000 inhabitants. It is considered to be the most important city in Northern Finland and lies in the region known as Northern Ostrobothnia bordering, among others, Lapland and the Russian Republic of Karelia.
If you like to live near water, you will find plenty of this in Oulu as it is an attractive city which spans several islands, all linked by bridges. In fact the city gains its name from water, as ‘Oulu’ it is thought to be derived from a word in the Sami language meaning ‘flood water.’
Another thing that you will discover on moving here is that the city attracts many writers, artists and musicians. As such, you will find plenty in the way of entertainment as Oulu hosts a year-long programme of festivals and events, including a rock festival, film festival, the Oulu Music Festival, as well as the Air Guitar World Championships, which has been held annually since 1996.
A full programme of events can only be welcome news for the city’s sizeable student population. Oulu University and Oulu University of Applied Sciences have campuses here and a number of graduates go on to work in one of the city’s many high tech industries. Several big name companies, such as Nokia, have set up base here either in the centre or on the outskirts in one of the industrial parks. And, for this reason it has evolved into a multi-cultural city attracting workers from all over the world. In fact, foreign workers make up 5 per cent of the population.
If you have moved house to Oulu for work reasons, and you like keeping fit and enjoy cycling, the city benefits from a number of cycle paths, which are considered some of the best in Europe. The city also has a regular bus service, which offers a frequent service until 9 pm, and operates less frequently between 9 pm – 1.30 am. However, for those of you who would like to travel further afield, Oulu Airport is the busiest outside of Helsinki and is approximately a half hour trip from the city centre. As well as offering international flights, it offers regular daily flights to Helsinki.
Removals to Oulu Finland: Living in Oulu
If you are an EU citizen moving to Oulu for work purposes, after three months there is a process for you to follow so you can obtain all the documentation you will need to live in Finland.
The first step is to get an address, then register yourself at the Population Information Centre. The next step is to apply for the right of residency, oleskeluoikeus, which will authorise you to live in the country, and this can be obtained from the police station. Once you have this, you can apply for your social security rights from the Kela, otherwise known as the Social Insurance Institution of Finland.
To live in Finland, you will also need a tax card, which is something that everyone must have, and you can apply for this either online or by visiting the tax office.
Accommodation in Oulu
There are three types of housing in Finland: owner occupier, rental accommodation and right of occupation housing.
The right of occupation authorises you to the permanent occupation of an apartment. You will be obliged to pay an up-front sum, which amounts to roughly 15 per cent of the price of the property, and will have to pay a monthly rental fee in addition to this.
On the other hand, if you choose rental accommodation, you can expect to pay a deposit of between one and three month’s rent in advance, but you won’t have the right of permanent occupation.
Greens provide regular removals to Finland and shipping to Scandinavia- contact us today to find out how we can help.