How to call Finland (country code +358)

Calling to Finland

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 phone numbers begin with ‘4’ or ’50’.

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 does 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 Finland (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk number when calling within Finland. When calling to a mobile phone or different area code, include the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code in the phone call.

Local calling

Only the local phone number is dialed. The trunk prefix ‘0’ and area code are not inlucded in the call sequence.

four to eight digits
local phone number

Long distance calling – to a mobile or a different area code

Include the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well as the area code in the call sequence if calling to a different area code.

0one to two digitsfour to eight digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Finnish phone numbers explained

Number details

Finnish numbers are six to ten digits.

The first 1 to 2 digits are an area (geographic) code.

Mobile numbers start with ‘4’ and ’50’. They are dialed the same way as all other numbers in Finland.

An example of a Finnish phone number

The Hotel Fabian lists its phone number in Helsinki as +358 9 6128 2000.

Number explanation
35896128 2000
country code for Finlandarea (geographic) code for Helsinkiremainder of local phone number in Helsinki
Local example – calling from another location in Helsinki

Dial only the local phone number – do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

6128 2000
local phone number in Helsinki
Long distance example – calling from Inari, Finland (on the other side of the country)

Include the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code in the call when calling from a different area code.

096128 2000
long distance trunk numberarea (geographic) code for Helsinkilocal phone number in Helsinki
Åland Islands example

When calling from the Åland Islands, dial the call the same as a domestic Finnish long distance call – include the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well as the area code.

096128 2000
long distance trunk numberarea (geographic) code for Helsinkilocal phone number in Helsinki
International example – calling from outside Finland and 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 code35896128 2000
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Finlandarea (geographic) code for Helsinkilocal phone number in Helsinki

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, 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 Finland

…to all regions except the Åland Islands

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

…to the Åland Islands

The Åland Islands are part of the Finnish domestic phone network – their number ranges start with ’18’ for landline phones and ‘457’ for mobile phones.

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

Administrative and regulatory

Sources and more resources

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