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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

World Customs Organisation


Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Finland, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Finland is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Finland, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - New year's day
  • 06/01/2024 - Epiphany
  • 06/02/2024 - Sami national day
  • 14/02/2024 - St. valentine`s day
  • 16/03/2024 - St. urho's day
  • 09/04/2024 - Mikael agricola day / finnish language day
  • 30/04/2024 - May day eve
  • 01/05/2024 - May day
  • 06/07/2024 - Eino leino day
  • 01/11/2024 - All saints` day
  • 06/12/2024 - Independence day
  • 24/12/2024 - Christmas eve
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day
  • 26/12/2024 - Boxing day


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Finland Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Express 1-4 business days *
£ 69.70
Economy Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Saver 3-5 business days *
£ 55.30

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Finland's geographical situation is mirrored in its social and political outlook, which straddles the ethos of both the East and West. Thus the country boasts an extensive welfare system, whilst still being the seventh most competitive country in the world according to the World Economic Forum in 2010 and being widely regarded as having the world's finest education system.

The best carriers at the best rates

If you need to arrange a delivery to Finland, whether it's a one-off gift to a friend or one of many bookings you plan to make in the future, then the first thing you'll notice when visiting our website is how clear and simple it is to use. Immediately you'll be able to consult a list of the carriers we work with, all of which are household names that you'll recognise and know you can trust with your Finland shipping. Not only do we feel this but we know it as a fact, having dealt with these companies for many years. If you wish, we can ensure that your parcel delivery is carried out within 24 hours with our next-day service, and our comprehensive but simple tracking system allows you to monitor the progress of every package you send to Finland.

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Simply review the table of sample rates below then, when you're ready, complete our short booking form and select from the list of courier partners and sarvices they offer. RapidParcel.com is the courier comparison and booking website for all your package shipping needs.

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