How to call the Åland Islands (country code +358 18 and +358 457)

Calling to the Åland Islands

Åland Island landline phone numbers begin with ’18’ and mobile numbers with ‘457’.

Finland’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00358 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Finland’s country code of ‘358’).
  • Country code 011358 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Finland’s country code of ‘358’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phones begin with ‘457’.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Finland and the Åland Islands do not have a country-speicifc satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within the Åland Islands (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling between a mobile and landline phone number. Calls between mobiles and calls between landlines do not required the leading ‘0’ or the area code.

Local calling

There is no trunk prefix ‘0’ or area code dialed when calling within the same area code. Dial only the local phone number.

five to six digits
local phone number

Long distance calling / calls between landlines and mobile phone

Include the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code when calling between landlines and mobile phones.

Åland Islands phone numbers explained

Number details

Åland Islands numbers are six to ten digits. The first 1 to 2 digits designate whether the phone number is a mobile or landline, and also acts as an area code within the Finnish numbering system.

Mobile numbers start with ‘457’.

An example of an Åland Island phone number

The HansVidden lists its phone number in Geta as + 358 (0) 18 49 408.

Number explanation
3581849 408
country code for Finland and the Åland Islandsarea (geographic) code for the Åland Islandslocal phone number in Geta
Local example – calling from another location in Geta

Calls within the same area code are only dialed as the local phone number. The trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code are not included.

49 408
local phone number in Geta
Long distance example – calling from Mariehamn, Åland Islands (on the other side of the country)

Calls within the same area code are only dialed as the local phone number. The trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code are not included.

49 408
local phone number in the Åland Islands
Finland example – calling from Helsinki, Finland

Dial the call the same as a domestic long distance call. Include the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code.

01849 408
trunk prefixarea (geographic code for the Åland Islandslocal phone number in the Åland Islands
International example – calling from outside Finland or the Åland Islands

Dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Finland’s country code of ‘358’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code3581849 408
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Finland and theÅland Islandsarea (geographic code for the Åland Islandslocal phone number in the Åland Islands

Special numbers

TOLL FREE (FREEPHONE):

Toll-free numbers being with 800.(III)PRESENTATION OF E.164 NATIONAL NUMBERING FOR COUNTRY CODE 358 (FINLAND). retrieved January 18, 2016

When dialed from within Finland and the Åland Islands, toll-free phone numbers do not incur service charges when called.

Toll-free numbers may not be available from outside of the country.

Premium Rate:

Premium rate numbers begin with 600 (services) and 700 (entertainment).(IV)PRESENTATION OF E.164 NATIONAL NUMBERING FOR COUNTRY CODE 358 (FINLAND). retrieved January 18, 2016

Premium rate numbers incur a higher rate than standard charges.

Premium rate numbers may not be available from outside of the country.

Calling from the Åland Islands

…to all regions except the Finland

 

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Finland.

…to Finland

The Åland Islands are part of the Finnish domestic phone network – to reach other phone numbers within Finland dial the same dialing sequence as a Finnish domestic call.

Dial all numbers directed to Finland the same way a domestic Finnish phone number would be dialed.

Administrative and regulatory

Sources and more resources

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