What can be brought from Finland to Russia. Interesting things to buy in Finland: souvenirs, clothing, vitamins and cosmetics, food, household goods. Rules and restrictions on the export of goods from Finland.


According to the established tradition, returning from a trip, tourists try to buy gifts for friends and relatives or a memorable thing for themselves. Our northern neighbor produces goods of very high quality, be it food, clothing or medicine. Therefore, when going on a trip, it is better to know in advance what to bring from Finland in order to enjoy yourself and avoid problems at customs.

Souvenir products

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Even if you’ve spent a lot, you probably won’t want to return home empty-handed. For a few euros you can buy nice little things that will remind you of the trip. Souvenirs from Finland are in constant demand:

  • a figurine of a moose carved from wood – a symbol of the northern country (3 €);
  • Christmas tree decorations for the New Year – Santa Claus figurines, glittering snow balls, miniature soft toys (from $ 7);
  • wooden mug “kuksa” (2-5 €);
  • Mumitrol – figurines, toys (7-8 €);
  • metal baits for fishing of the Kuusamo company (2-3 € per piece);
  • dolls in national costumes – from 40 €.

What to bring for the youth? Young people will be happy with a smartphone or tablet. More modest gifts – key chains, glasses, hats, gloves, T-shirts. Some useful little things that you can bring home are a phone case with local symbols, a miniature mirror in a case, a teacup or a glass.

Girls love to buy jewelry from local craftswomen, made by hand from natural raw materials. Traditional souvenirs of Finland – Russian grandmothers buy warm felt slippers and soft blankets. Household men carry garden tools, scissors and knives. A sharp Finnish knife with a wooden handle will be the best gift for men. It is worth buying products from Puukko, Marttiini, Roselli, Kainuun.

Clothes and footwear

A visit to the capital is a must-see item on the tourist program. Shopping centers, fashion boutiques will present you goods and prices for any wallet.

What to buy in Helsinki? In the central stores you will be delighted with a wide range of clothing for adults and children: sheepskin coats and jackets, dresses and business suits, jeans and sweaters, office and school uniforms. Ladies profitably purchase branded underwear. It is difficult to pass by shoe departments offering both elegant expensive models and casual shoes in the inexpensive segment.

What to bring from Finland, which cultivates winter sports? Of course, bright ski suits, sports uniforms, sneakers. A Lapland hat with embroidery, similar to the headdress of Russian buffoons, is popular with young people of both sexes.

And if you’re still at a loss for what to buy in Finland, take a stroll through the design district in central Helsinki. Here you will be offered exclusive models in a single copy.

finland sportswear shop

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Vitamins and cosmetics

Local food supplements and medicines are sold in company stores and pharmacies. Here are the drugs tourists are taking home to maintain immunity:

  • for young girls – Ladyvita vitamin complex;
  • for pregnant and lactating mothers – Ladyvita Mama preparations;
  • for children – vitamins from the Multi-tabs series and Sana Sol syrup.

In addition, you can buy inexpensive tablets for gums and teeth, supplements to strengthen bones and joints, vitamins for eyes with blueberries, fish oil. Do not forget to consult your doctor before buying.

What to bring from Finland as a gift for a woman? Ladies of any age will be delighted with Finnish cosmetics brands Lumene and Herbina. It contains only natural ingredients, local products do not cause allergies and are perfect for the care of sensitive and problem skin. Girls with fine, blond hair should bring Dermosil shampoos and balms.

It is unlikely that you will pass Turku, what to bring from the port city? In local supermarkets, you will be pleased with reasonable prices for products of famous European brands: skin and hair care products, perfume, decorative cosmetics.

finland cosmetics lumene

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Food products

Reviews of our compatriots note the high quality of edible goods. Mostly residents of the northern capital and border villages are sent from food to buy something in Finland. In small shops and supermarkets, everyone will find something delicious to buy from local food. After filling up their bags and packages, day tourists take their groceries home for themselves.

So, what to bring from Finland from the products:

  1. Smoked and uncooked smoked sausages. Usually they buy Kotivara products. Prices fluctuate around 10-15 €;
  2. You can bring a package of Lappish cheese and salted butter in packs;
  3. It is cheaper to buy coffee from the world famous producer Paulig in a Finnish supermarket;
  4. It is profitable to buy red caviar (from 70 to 115 € per 1 kg) and fish – salmon, tuna, salmon, trout in a package (15-17 € per 1 kg);
  5. High-quality alcohol is brought from Finland to Russia – mint and berry liqueurs, premium vodka, homemade beer. One person can carry up to 5 liters of alcoholic beverages;
  6. Licorice – sweets with herbs, vitamins and microelements, sweetness and medicine in one package;
  7. You can bring no more than 3 kg of fresh berries and fruits or several jars of jam.

It is difficult to choose which food to bring home – olive oil from Borges, Fazer chocolate, flour with additives, sugar with cinnamon or vanilla. All products are fresh and of very good quality.

finland food shop cheese

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Household and sauna products

Not only food products can be bought in Lappeenranta, the reviews of tourists highly appreciate local washing powders, dishwasher tablets. And household chemicals in Finland are partly familiar to us, but Russians assure that Fairy, bought abroad, washes dishes better.

Finnish household goods are of high quality. Tourists have heard a lot about this and are actively buying:

  • homespun towels and rugs;
  • handmade napkins;
  • wooden products – cutting boards, hot coasters, mugs;
  • elegant dishes;
  • wine glasses in the style of the Middle Ages;
  • ceramic mugs for beer.

Finns, like all northerners, love hot baths, saunas and know a lot about it. Tourists are happy to buy essential oils, body scrubs, steam stones, bath shoes and even brooms.

Having listened to the reviews of tourists, Russian needlewomen are sure that it is more profitable to buy colored wool in Finland on the Aland Islands, and the cozy homespun rug “Ryuu” or a real deer skin will be the best decoration of the house. The Scandinavian style of the interior is emphasized by products made of deer or elk antlers.

finland shop interior

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To Finland for shopping

There is a category of tourists for whom the main purpose of a trip abroad is shopping. One-day bus tours are organized for them.

Imatra is a small town 15 minutes drive from the border with several supermarkets and many small shops. Often, tourists only on the spot decide what to buy in Imatra, Finland encourages Russian buyers, they often arrange promotions and sales. In supermarkets in Imatra, you can order “tax free”, and your shopping will become even more profitable.

Lappeenranta is a city of shopping centers located close to each other. The Lidl chain of German stores is known throughout Europe. Many people come to Lappeenranta to buy German and European products at an affordable price in Lidl. Warm clothes, fashionable shoes, Finnish souvenirs, creams, office equipment – all this can be bought in Lidl cheaper than in other stores.

Businessmen use the opportunity to make good money. What is being brought from Finland for sale? In addition to products purchased at large discounts, enterprising buyers bring to Russia second-hand goods of good quality:

  • TV, computers, home theaters;
  • sporting goods;
  • boats and motor vehicles;
  • auto parts, rubber, car paint;
  • leather furniture;
  • household appliances (refrigerators, electric stoves, washing machines);
  • Construction Materials.

It is important to know what can be taken out of Finland and what are the rules of duty-free travel.

finland shop lidl

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Export of goods across the border

It is allowed to carry goods across the border with Finland total weight no more than 50 kg and up to 1500 €… For exceeding the norm, you will have to pay a fee.

Restrictions apply alcohol (up to 5L) and tobacco products – maximum 1 block (200 cigarettes) or 50 cigars. Concerning dry animal feed, it must be in original packaging, you can import up to 5 kg.

Sausage and fish transported only in vacuum packaging and no more than 5 kg per person. Cannot be imported into Russia fresh fish and meat, potatoes, draft milk.

Finnish customs have their own requirements for tourists entering the country.

It is strictly forbidden to carry:

  • drugs containing drugs without a prescription;
  • any type of weapon, including gas canisters;
  • radar detectors;
  • counterfeit discs with games and films, even for personal use.

Some of the products that you can buy in Finland cannot be found in Russian stores. Consider this fact when choosing gifts for yourself and your friends.