Location Scout resources for the northern European country of Finland
including production assistance info and other information of interest to location scouts and other production personnel.
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north and Russia to the east, while Estonia lies to the south across the eponymous Gulf of Finland.
An estimated 5.4 million people live in Finland, with the majority concentrated in its southern regions. In terms of area, it is the eighth largest country in Europe and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union. Politically, it is a parliamentary republic with a central government based in the capital of Helsinki, local governments in 336 municipalities and an autonomous region, the Åland Islands. About one million residents live in the Greater Helsinki area (consisting of Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa) and a third of the country’s GDP is produced there. Other larger cities include Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Lahti and Kuopio.
Locations you might find around Finland
– This is Finland
– Visit Finland
– World Fact Book
Finland is a country of exciting extremes — bright summers complimented by long, dark winters. Just about any landscape your film requires, from lush, untouched wilderness to urban environments, Finland is a nest of possibilities. And thanks to first-rate infrastructure, all locations are easily accessible via road. As a world leader in cutting-edge technology, cell phone coverage and Internet access in Finland is never a problem, even in the backwoods. What about working with local crews? Accessibility and punctuality are a trademark of the Finnish people: regardless of weather and unforeseen circumstances, Finns not only get things done, but they get them done on time.
Also, the Finnish government has set up a film commission to lure film fraternity of this country. Scenic beauty of Finland makes it an apt destination for …