FINLAND : DRIVING AND PARKING REGULATIONS
Speed limitsThe following max. speed limits apply for cars and motorbikes:
Urban areas : 50 km/h
Non-urban areas : 80-100 km/h
Motorways : 120 km/h
During winter times the speed limits are lower.
Parking regulationsVehicles may stop or park on the road only on the right-hand side.
On a one-way street a vehicle may also stop or park on the left-hand side of the road. The vehicle must be parked in the direction of travel and as far as possible from the middle of the carriageway.
In most Finnish cities the parking duration is limited. Ticket can be purchased from vending machines and must be displayed on the dashboard.
In some areas parking without a parking disc is not permitted. The need for a parking disc is always displayed on a separate sign, and should be placed on the dashboard displaying the time of arrival.
Parking disabled car driversIf the vehicle parking permit incorporates an international disabled person’s badge, the vehicle may be parked in an area where parking is otherwise prohibited by road signs, and in a paid parking space free of charge. The parking permit must be displayed inside the windscreen for the duration of the parking.
Cities in Finland
Car parking in Helsinki
Helsinki is the capital city of Finland, located in the southern part of the country on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. With a population of over 650,000 people, it is the most populous city in Finland and the center of political, cultural, and economic activity in the country. Helsinki is known for its stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, excellent restaurants, and beautiful parks and beaches. It is also home to several world-renowned universities and research institutions. Some of the top attractions in Helsinki include the Helsinki Cathedral, Suomenlinna Fortress, Market Square, the National Museum of Finland, and the Design Museum.Read more about car parking in Helsinki
Car parking in Espoo
Espoo is a city located in southern Finland, bordering the capital city of Helsinki. With a population of over 290,000 people, it is the second-largest city in the country after Helsinki. Espoo is known for its high standard of living, excellent education system, and strong economy, with many international companies such as Nokia, Kone, and Fortum having their headquarters in the city.Read more about car parking in Espoo
Car parking in Tampere
Tampere is a city located in southern Finland, approximately 170 km (105 mi) north of Helsinki. It is the third-largest city in Finland with a population of over 240,000 people. Tampere is known for its industrial heritage, beautiful lakes, and vibrant cultural scene.Read more about car parking in Tampere