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Moving Abroad to Finland

Finland is located in Northern Europe, with borders to the west with Sweden, to the north with Norway and to the east with Russia. Across from the Gulf of Finland is the country of Estonia.

Those moving to Finland will find it covers an area of around 130,559 square miles, making its size 40% larger than the UK. Finland has a considerable number of lakes which account for 10% of the country’s area. Over many years people have been moving to Finland from other countries within Europe and other global locations.

The population of Finland is less than 10% of the UK at around 5.4 million people, and there are only 9 cities that have a population of over 100,000 people. The largest cities are Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Oulu, Turku, Jyvaskyla, Kuopio, and Lahti. The country is split into 19 administrative regions with its most famous region called Lapland. The capital of Finland is Helsinki where around 11% of the population of Finland live.

We have been providing bespoke moving services internationally for over 50 years. As experts, we can provide you with the proper resources for moving abroad to Finland.

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Planning Your Move To Finland

When planning your move to Finland, we advise that you speak to a specialist international removal company – not your local domestic mover – to help navigate any potential pitfalls.

To speak with an advisor, call or email today and our expert staff will be in contact with you shortly to help.

When contacting our international team directly, you will be given the resources to make a formal enquiry with a precise overview of the regulations we undertake to make sure your moving process to Finland is smooth sailing. This includes an overview of the approach we will take to complete a thorough, premium, end-to-end moving service.

When enquiring about moving from the UK to Finland, please provide us with the following: the volume, access, packing requirements and shipping method – so that we can provide the best reliable resources unique to your relocation.

After you book with Abels, you will be introduced to a Customer Liaison Move Coordinator, booking, organizing and managing matters when moving to Finland.

Talk To Our Moving Experts

We can help to plan and coordinate your international move to Finland.

Packing Your Possessions For Finland

Abels Moving Services advises that Packing is recommended for all your items and possessions when moving to Finland. Furniture will be wrapped and protected by woollen blankets when items are transported to accompany you on your new life in Finland. At Abels, we provide Expert Packing Services.

Items will be moved from the UK in a large removal vehicle. In situations where access is not suitable for a large removal vehicle for delivering your possessions in Finland, your possessions may need to be shuttled onto a smaller local delivery vehicle due to vehicle size restrictions in some areas of Finland.

There may be occasions when items can require more extensive packing service for more valuable and delicate items. These items will be identified when discussing with your Customer Service Manager, we are renowned for moving antiques, fine art, and valuable items.

With Abels Moving Services the highest quality packing materials are utilized. If you wish to pack items yourself for your move, our removal teams are always happy to make arrangements for your items. However, please be assured that our packing teams are trained and employed for their professionalism, so your items will be in the best condition when they arrive with you in Finland.

With Abels Moving Services the highest quality packing materials are utilized. If you wish to pack items yourself for your move Our removal teams are always happy to make up some cartons for you on the day of the move so that you can pack personal clothing or documents. However, please be assured that our packing teams are trained and employed for their professionalism, so your items will be in the best condition when they arrive with you in Finland.


Fine Art & Specialist Packing Services

Moving Fine Art needs great care and will involve Enhanced Export Packing when shipping to Finland. Items such as Fine Art Paintings and valuable pieces of furniture along with delicate items such as moving a Grand Father Clock, packing and shipping Barometers, transporting chandeliers all need careful handling while being packed in a specific way. The use of special cases built especially for these items needs to be utilized to give the highest level of protection. Find out more information about Moving Antiques, Fine Art, and Valuables.

The Abels team is specially trained in moving objects abroad, taking care and precision when handling specialist goods. With years of expertise, we have a plethora of Moving Advice to relieve stress and provide reassurance.

Road Removal Services In Finland

Abels has a modern fleet of removal vehicles which are designed to be safe to transport items such as furniture, personal possessions and motor vehicles. Each vehicle is fully alarmed, with flat cleanable internal sides double skinned to avoid furniture damage and restrict temperature changes. The vehicles have Air-Ride soft suspension to ensure items are not jostled in transit, while being sympathetic to the environment. Each is fitted with mobile communications and facilities for our drivers and porters comfort.

Abels maintains a variety of sized vehicles within our removal fleet to suit the purposes of the moves we undertake depending on access challenges, volumes to be moved and distance to travel. Vehicles range from our road trains (which have a rigid truck at the front pulling a similar sized trailer) and can carry up to a maximum volume capacity of 103 cubic metres / 3600 cubic feet, articulated truck and trailers, a variety of sized rigid pantechnicons, right through to small packing vehicles designed mainly for transporting our removal team and their materials.

Therefore Abels are ideally suited and can provide efficient moving services into all parts of Europe.

Customs Information

Since the UK left the EU we no longer have ‘free movement of goods’ between the UK and Finland. This means the import of your household goods (furniture and personal effects) are subject to import and export rules and procedures. 

Your Abels Move Manager will provide you with tailored information to guide you through this part of the relocation process.

For now, here is a little breakdown of what to expect to help you start planning your move abroad.  

For your items to clear customs, you will need to provide some specific documentation. Our friendly team will discuss these requirements with you ahead of your move, the documents required at customs will depend on your status and personal situation. 

Explore the FIDI Customs Guide for Finland, for further guidance ahead of your move consultation with a trusted member of the Abels team.

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Enjoy A Stress-Free Move Abroad With Abels

Get in touch with our international removal experts to see how we can help with your move today.

Destination Services In Finland

With items moved by Abels Moving Services to Finland, Abels will take care of all aspects of the destination services with our own removal teams on our vehicles.

For the majority of deliveries we use one of our large removal vehicles. In situations were it is necessary to deliver items in Finland by using a smaller delivery vehicle, Abels will make arrangements to transport the items by road in a normal removal delivery vehicle and then tranship to a smaller appropriate vehicle locally in Finland.

Another consideration for delivery is the number of properties located on higher floors needing careful planning for delivery of your items. This can often be in conjunction with the concierge who will confirm the access possibility to the elevator and times approved for access. Some properties may only permit delivery utilising an external elevator.

An Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme operated by the British Association of Removers provides protection for prepayments made by our private customers (consumers) in the unlikely circumstance of Abels ceasing to trade and fulfilling a contract which has been paid for. This used to be provided by IMMI.

Normal service for delivery into Finland includes delivery into rooms of your choosing, unpacking of carton items to a flat surface, set up of normal furniture removal and placement into positions as instructed, disposal of waste packaging materials. Should you prefer, arrangements can be made for a put away service of carton items / maid cleaning / relocation or settling in services – should you have specific requirements, please discuss with your Abels Customer Service Manager or Abels Customer Liaison.

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At Abels, we have a dedicated team that will ensure your move abroad is stress-free! Make An Enquiry today regarding your move to Finland.

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