If you are looking for worry-free removals to Finland, long established UK based Greens is the company you can rely on. We are the experts on removals to Scandinavia and as we hold quality standards for removals abroad, you know that you can count on us for the safe arrival of your possessions.
Whether you are moving to the capital, Helsinki, or another major city such as Turku, Tampere or Oulu, or are settling in one of the quieter, country locations, Greens Removals have an enviable track record for removals to Finland. Our service is built around your needs, so whether you require materials for DIY packing, or you would like us to do your packing for you and unpack on arrival, we do all we can to accommodate your requests. We also offer long or short term storage and a good range of insurance packages to suit your requirements.
Whether you have a large consignment for shipping to Finland, or would like to take advantage of our groupage service, for part load removals to Finland, Greens are happy to help. Our aim is to ensure that your house move runs smoothly from door to door so you look forward to settling in your new home.
Removals to Espoo, Finland: Living in Espoo
Espoo is Finland's second largest city; it is part of Helsinki's wider city area so many of the residents live in Espoo but work in the capital. It is a popular place to live due to its location, and some very beautiful, upmarket homes can be found here.
Nearly 100 years ago the majority of Espoo's residents spoke Swedish. Over the last 50 years or so this changed as the population increased tenfold, and now the city is considered bilingual. Today, most of the inhabitants speak Finnish, and 9 per cent speak Swedish as a first language.
The city lies in the south of the country, on the Gulf of Finland, and has a quarter of a million residents. It is split into seven principal areas which are: Suur-Tapiola, Suur-Matinkyla, Pohjois-Espoo, Suur-Leppavaara, Suur Kauklahti, Vanha-Espoo, which is the administrative area, and the rapidly growing Suur-Espoonlahti district.
In addition to being home to Aalto University, the city has a sizeable science and technology base with companies such as Nokia, KONE, as well as the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) based here. The area of Otaniemi is the largest hi-tech centre in the whole of Scandinavia. These are just some of the reasons why a number of expats from all over the world including the US, Canada, and Russia choose to settle here.
After a hard working week, if you like to treat yourself, the city has some excellent shopping facilities including Selo in Leppavaara, which is one of the country's biggest shopping centres. Another place to splash out is Heikintori in Tapiola, which is Finland's first ever shopping centre. As well as small and large shopping areas, and plenty of outlet stores, Espoo also has a variety of street markets and flea markets where you can pick up a bargain.
For those of you who like keeping fit, you won't be short of things to do as activities vary from skiing at the Serena Ski Centre to joining one of the sports and exercise classes, or perhaps jogging, boating or ice-skating. The city is also home to the beautiful and peaceful national park of Nuuksio, where you can unwind by cycling, horse riding, swimming, climbing or trekking.
If you are moving here and like to jet back to the UK every now and again, the nearest airport is Helsinki, which is about 24km from the centre of Espoo and takes roughly half an hour to get to either by bus or taxi.
Removals to Espoo: Accommodation in Espoo
For expats looking for accommodation in Espoo, it is a great place to settle due to its greenery, and attractive suburbs. Just less than half of the houses are detached and most homes are owner occupied, with a third offering rental accommodation. The city also has 5,000 right of occupancy housing, which allows for the permanent occupation of an apartment for an upfront fee, as well as a monthly rental fee.
Getting Out and About in Espoo
You can get out and about in Espoo by train, bus or taxi. However, if you like to keep fit as you get from A to B, cycling is an excellent way of getting about. Espoo has some great cycle paths – just remember to wear your cycle helmet for safety reasons.