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Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions. If you want to know more, ask us via chat!

Can I cross the border from Finland to Sweden / Sweden to Finland?

What is the time difference between Sweden and Finland?

Finland is GMT+2 that means it’s one hour ahead of Swedish time, i.e. when it is 12.00 o’clock in Sweden it is 13.00 o’clock in Finland.

Is it necessary to change currency from Swedish crowns to euros before shopping in Tornio?

No, it is not necessary to change currency for shopping in Tornio or vice versa. If you pay with Swedish crowns in Tornio it is likely that you receive the change in euros. The most convenient option to get the current exchange rate is to pay with the card.

Where is it possible to change currency?

For currency exchange, you have to visit the banks. Remember to check in advance which banks are able to exchange money.

I want to go shopping in Tornio, can I cross the border if I have my dog in the car?

For crossing the border the pet needs a valid passport, please read more about the rules of travel with a pet on the Swedish Board of Agriculture website, here. Notice the changes in border crossing in Covid-19 times.

Is there parking fees in HaparandaTornio?

At the shopping center Rajalla, the parking hall is free of charge for two hours. After two hours it is needed to pay a parking fee. Many of the parking areas in the cities are time-limited, therefore, a parking disc is needed. If you do not own a parking disc, you are welcome to get one from us at the tourist office.

I’m coming to visit Tornio and I have a trailer with me, where is it easiest to park?

Green Line parking area is a good option for caravans and buses. The address is Pakkahuoneenkatu 1, 954 00 Tornio.

How can I fish in the Tornio river or somewhere else in Lapland region?

You need a Tornio-Muonio-Könkämäinen license to fish in the Tornio river. In the Bothnian Sea a fishing license for the sea area is required and in the province of Lapland you need a provincial fishing license.