EU citizens and citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland can freely work in Finland for a maximum of three months, after which they must register their right to reside in Finland. Citizens of countries outside the EEA need a worker’s residence permit to work in Finland.
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Filming in Lapland is simple thanks to a national law called Everyman’s Right. It allows everyone free access to the land and waterways without having to go through the process of applying for a permit. Landowners permission is required only when there is need to bring motorized and/or otherwise heavy equipment to the site, or when filming is planned to take place in a private area, such as someone's backyard.
When shooting in public areas, a permit from the local police is required only if there is need for special traffic arrangements.
In case you need assistance regarding permits, please contact us.
EU citizens have the right to enter Finland freely with a valid passport or an identity card.