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International House Helsinki provides a wide range of information and public authority services to meet the needs of international newcomers in the Helsinki metropolitan area. We also offer free advisory and counselling services to employers on issues related to international workforce. View the service menu to learn more about the services available to you.

Housing advice

The telephone service helps international newcomers moving to Helsinki with questions about local housing options.

Callers can ask, for example, about the housing market and documentation related to renting, buying and tenancy. The line also gives practical advice on the responsibilities attached to home ownership and on schools and daycare services in different neighbourhoods.


010 202 4666

Open: Mondays 9:00–11:00 and Wednesdays 15:00–17:00

Calls are subject to a basic network rate, but are otherwise free of charge.