From sampling Vietnam’s famous coffee to practical tips about flights, find out all the must-know information for travelling from Finland to Vietnam.
There are a number of flight routes between Helsinki and either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City that require just one layover along the way. With a flight time of approximately 17 hours – which includes time spent in a layover city – this makes travelling from Finland to Vietnam surprisingly convenient. Multiple airlines operate a one-stop flight service between Finland and Vietnam, with the most popular ones including Qatar Airways and Finnair operating in conjunction with Vietnam Airlines. The most common layover cities are Doha, Bangkok and Singapore.
Travellers from Finland who want to visit Vietnam for less than 15 days can do so without a visa being required. Finnish citizens who want to visit for longer than 15 days but less than 30 days need a visa, which is easy to obtain. There are a number of ways to get a visa, but it’s best to apply online
for an e-visa before travelling. It’s possible to do so up to six months before your trip.
Since the Finnish are the world’s greatest coffee drinkers, a first priority for many travellers from Finland is to get a caffeine fix. They couldn’t be in a better place than Vietnam, which just so happens to be one of the globe’s largest coffee exporters. Coffee culture has thus emerged in Vietnamese society, especially in Hanoi. That said, it’s possible to try some of the local brews just about anywhere in Vietnam, from street vendors to French-style pavement cafés. Be sure to try the Vietnamese iced coffee speciality called ca phe – which is prepared in a single cup filter and has condensed milk added.
Aside from making the most of Vietnam’s alluring coffee culture, Finnish visitors to the country most enjoy getting out and about in the country’s amazing natural surroundings. From beach time and water sports in Nha Trang and Da Nang, to kayaking in Ba Be National Park in the far north of the country, and cruising around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, there’s no shortage of outdoor adventure awaiting in Vietnam.
For visitors from Finland to Vietnam, some of the most popular tours are:
• Classic Vietnam, including plenty of time enjoying Hanoi’s coffee culture
, over 21 days
• Mekong Delta and Nha Trang beach time
over eight days
• Explore north Vietnam, including Halong Bay
, over 12 days