It is not essential to open a bank account in Finland, but payments to your bank account abroad will take time and may result in additional fees. To open a bank account you need your passport, a Finnish Personal Identification Code. There are two banks that have branches in Inari municipality that also have English websites:


Osuuspankki / OP Financial Group

IVALONTIE, 99801 Ivalo

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00 (please book your personal appointment in advance and please only book one appointment at the time!)


Nordea Bank

Ivalontie 12, 99800 Ivalo

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:30


If you are a resident of an EU country, you are entiteled to a basic payment account, including online banking.