3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Finland: Buying Guide


Finland – known for (often) being the happiest country in the world, is a country in the Nordics. Depending on who you ask, it is also part of Scandinavia, but this topic often brings up heated debates.

As a Nordic country, Finland is not known for warm weather, especially up north (but that can change thanks to lovely climate change). However, some summer days do call for shirts and shorts; although Finns may claim they are literally melting.

While being a large country, it is a sparsely populated nation – mostly due to the climate. As a result, however, the nature is stunning in Finland.

And of course, it is an excellent destination for winter sports activities.

Before you stream your snowboard experience, do note that international roaming can be expensive. If you do not watch out, the roaming bill can be more expensive than your whole trip in Finland.

Luckily, there are ways to avoid roaming bills. One of these methods is by using a local SIM card, such as a Finnish one. That way, you can enjoy local rates.

And the best part, the costs of SIM cards and mobile data are low.

You can get a Finnish SIM card for 4.90 EUR (5.80 USD) from Telia and DNA and 5.90 EUR (7 USD) from Elisa. You can get them in their official stores, but you are better off getting them at R-Kioski. You can get truly unlimited data for 0.89 EUR/day (1 USD).

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Yes – truly unlimited data for only 0.89 EUR a DAY! There are not many countries worldwide that offer unlimited data plans for prepaid customers, especially not at full speeds (in Finland, that is 100 Mbps or 300 Mbps depending on the operator and plan).

Before you go out and start uploading terabytes of data, there are quite some things to be aware of when thinking of getting a Finnish SIM card.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Finland. Let's do this.

Buying a SIM Card in Finland Guide (logos of Elisa, Telia & DNA)

Original publication: 2nd of July 2021. Last updated: 10th of July 2021.

Table of Contents

Can You Buy a SIM Card in Finland?

Anyone living in or visiting Finland can buy a Finnish prepaid SIM card from Elisa Finland, Telia Finland & DNA without restrictions.

Be aware that you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Finland). Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Finland?

You can get a Finnish SIM card in Elisa's, Telia's, and DNA's official stores. However, it is easier to buy prepaid SIM cards in R-Kioski – the national kiosk/newsstand. The operator stores often deal with postpaid/subscribers only, and they will most likely recommend you to visit an R-Kioski instead.

It is also possible to buy SIM cards at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (Helsinki-Vantaan Lentoasema/Helsingfors-Vanda Flygplats).

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You can expect to pay the following for Finnish SIM cards:

  • Elisa Finland: 4.90 EUR (regular) & 24.90 EUR (data-only)
  • Telia Finland: 5.90 EUR
  • DNA: 4.90 EUR (regular) & 24.90 EUR (data-only)

Can You Use Your Phone in Finland?

Finland uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Finland. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Finland, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 & 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American Frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
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If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 & 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Finland.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Finland or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Finland (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE or 5G NR.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Finland

Finland has three mobile network operators:

  • Elisa Finland
  • Telia Finland
  • DNA

The following frequencies are used in Finland:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 Mhz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) & 26 GHz (n258 – not in commercial use yet)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.Opens in a new tab.

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To check whether your phone will work in Finland, check out this pageOpens in a new tab. by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

5G in Finland

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Finland since the second half of 2019. Currently, only Telia Finland offers 5G NR plans to prepaid customers, while the three Main Operators offer 5G NR to postpaid customers/subscribers.

It is, however, expected that Elisa Finland and DNA will follow Telia Finland's approach soon.

Best SIM Card in Finland

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Finland, I recommend going with either Elisa, Telia, or DNA. The three operators have extensive coverage throughout Finland. DNA has the fastest speeds. Telia already offers 5G NR to prepaid customers. Both Elisa and DNA offer full EU/EEA roaming.

SIM Card Registration in Finland

SIM card registration, with the use of your personal information (such as your passport), is not required when buying a SIM card in Finland.

EU Roaming in Finland

European Union (EU) & European Economic Area (EEA)

Finland is part of the European Union (EU). Since June 2017, those with EU/EEA (European Economic Area) SIM cards can roam for free in other EU/EEA nations, including Finland.

This means that, in the majority of cases, you do not need to purchase a Finnish SIM card if you already have an EU/EEA SIM card because you can roam without additional costs.

However, conditions do apply. Operators in some countries may impose a roaming Fair Use Policy (FUP). In countries where local mobile data rates are extremely low (such as in the Baltics and Nordics), operators may still charge you for roaming in the EU/EEA.

Do note that although the Åland Islands are part of Finland, they are an autonomous region of Finland. They also have their own operator – Ålcom. None of the Finnish operators operate in the Åland Islands.

It is reportedOpens in a new tab. that those with an Elisa Finland SIM card can roam for free the Åland Islands. DNA does the same. Telia Finland does not clearly mention whether its free Nordics/EU/EEA roaming applies to the Åland Islands.

Be sure to head over to the international roaming page to learn whether your operator offers free roaming while in Finland or if restrictions apply.

Roaming in the EU with Finnish SIM Cards

EU Roaming
© European Commission

Finland and the Finnish operators have largely adopted the roam like at home regulations principles early on. However, some plans have an EU/EEA roaming cap.

As the Baltics and the Nordics have extremely low costs for mobile data, the national regulators had largely exempted the operators from providing free EU/EEA roaming or allow roaming at reduced rates (even lower than mandated by the EU).

From 2020, the Baltic and the Nordic operators, including Finland, have (finally) been more generous in terms of EU/EEA roaming. However, Telia still has restrictive EU/EEA roaming policies (for prepaid customers – and not just in Finland; they have the same restrictions in other countries Telia operators in).

Honestly, I am somewhat surprised that is allowed. But Telia Finland offer roaming in the Baltics, Nordics, and select EU countries.

EU Roaming possibilities and allowances will clearly be mentioned throughout this guide.

Finland Speeds, Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Finland

Europe is one of the regions where the the average cost of 1 GB of data is low. Even when taking into consideration that many (Western) European countries are high-cost nations.

So what about Finland? How much does mobile data cost here?

The average price for 1 GB of data in Finland is 0.97 USD, far below the European average of 2.50 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

In fact, Finland is one of the eight European countries where the average cost of 1 GB of data is less than 1 USD. Moreover, it is also one of the 53 countries where the same applies.

Cable.co.uk split Europe into three territories: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Baltics. The Western European average cost of 1 GB of data, using Cable.co.uk's definition, is 2.66 USD, which is just slightly more than the overall European average.

But you need to be aware of something: Finland is known for offering truly unlimited data plans – even for prepaid customers. Furthermore, the prices of these packages are quite low, which contributes to the lower average cost of mobile data.

Okay, so you have cheap plans and truly unlimited data. Does that mean the mobile internet speeds are slow in Finland? Not at all.

Finland's average mobile download speed is around 79 Mbps, placing the country in the top 25 countries with the fastest mobile download speeds.

Finland Average Mobile Data Speeds
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And that is not all. 5G NR is actively being rolled out in Finland, significantly improving internet speeds for all. In fact, Telia Finland is already offering 5G NR to prepaid customers. Elisa Finland and DNA will probably follow soon.

Anyway, if you are looking for the operator with the fastest speeds, go with DNA – they have the highest Speed Score according to the Speedtest Intelligence.

DNA is also winning the race in terms of 5G speeds. Telia Finland is doing better than Elisa Finland. The latter has faster 4G/LTE speeds at the moment.

Now you may be wondering: Finland is a large and sparsely populated country – will you only get reception in the cities? And what about speeds in remote areas?

The mobile operators are aware of this concern. As a result, they have invested heavily in their networks. You can go camping in the middle of nowhere or chill in a cottage 50 km away from civilization AND still have reception (most likely on 4G/LTE soon).

Broadband and fiber cables are close to non-existent in remote areas, so many Finns living in remote places rely on mobile broadband for internet connections.

That, in combination with truly unlimited data plans, fast mobile speeds, and low costs, you should have a smooth network experience when in Finland.

Currency in Finland

50 Euro Bank Note
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Finland uses the Euro with the symbol EUR (which will be used throughout this guide). However, prices are often listed as just . For example, 25 EUR = €25. For reference, below are some exchange rates between EUR and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 EUR = 1.20 USD
  • 10 EUR = 12.15 USD
  • 100 EUR = 121.55 USD

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Finnish Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Elisa Finland, Telia Finland & DNA, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs) 

With that being said, let’s see what Finland has to offer to us.

Elisa Finland

Elisa Logo
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Elisa FinlandOpens in a new tab., just Elisa, is the largest mobile operator in Finland. It was the first operator to offer unlimited data plans in the country, and its competitors followed shortly. Elisa is also active in Estonia and is also the largest mobile operator there.

Elisa uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 Mhz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) & 26 GHz (n258 – not in commercial use yet)

Coverage – Elisa Finland

Elisa has extensive coverage throughout Finland, even in remote areas.

Below is Elisa's 2G coverage map:

Here is the 3G map:

Then we have the 4G LTE map:

Here is the map of locations where 4G/LTE speeds can reach 300 Mbps:

In a handful of locations, 4G/LTE speeds can reach 600 Mbps:

Finally, we have Elisa's 5G NR map:

Here we have a coverage map of all the technologies (2G, 3G, 4G/LTE & 5G NR) combined:

I always like to compare the official coverage map(s) with the one of Speedtest because some operators like to be generous with their coverage:

SIM Card Price – Elisa Finland

You can get an Elisa SIM card, called Saunalahti Prepaid, for 5.90 EUR with 6 EUR in credit in Elisa storesOpens in a new tab., R-KioskiOpens in a new tab., and grocery stores – there is also an R-Kioski at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

Elisa Finland Prepaid
© Elisa Finland

Most Elisa stores will turn you away and recommend you get a prepaid SIM card at an R-Kioski because they usually deal with postpaid customers/subscribers.

Luckily, there are around 500 R-Kioski throughout Finland, so it will be easy to find one.

Text ENGLISH to 18258 to change the Elisa menu to English.

Elisa SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 12 months (no top-up for 12 months or no activity for 12 months).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Elisa Finland

Elisa top-up vouchers are sold in some Elisa storesOpens in a new tab., but they are sold in all R-KioskiOpens in a new tab. and post offices.

The following top-up options are available:

  • 10 EUR
  • 15 EUR
  • 20 EUR
  • 50 EUR

To top up your Elisa SIM card, text LAATA VoucherCode to 18258.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text LAATA 123456 to 18258.

You can also tell the salesperson at the Elisa store or R-Kioski how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge onlineOpens in a new tab. with (international) debit and credit cards.

Text TILI to 18258 to check your Elisa balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Elisa Finland

Elisa has attractive default data rates and two data-featured plans: Yhdistelmäpaketit (Combo Packages) & Nettipaketit (Online Packages).

Default Data Rates – Elisa Finland

The default data rate for Elisa is 0.99 EUR/day with unlimited data, which translates to 29.70 EUR/month. These rates are attractive for those staying in Finland for a short period or those who use data sporadically.

As it is the default data, there is no need to manually enable this rate/plan.

Yhdistelmäpaketit (Combo Packages) – Elisa Finland

The Yhdistelmäpaketit (Combo Packages) are combo plans with truly unlimited data, minutes, and SMS.

The following Yhdistelmäpaketit are available, which you can activate by texting the Activation Code to 15020:

PricePlanData 1EU Roaming Data SpeedsLocal/EU Minutes 2Local/EU SMS 2ValidityActivation Code
24.90 EURRajoitukseton 3GUnlimited7 GB21 Mbps5000 minutes5000 SMS1 month3G
29.90 EURRajoitukseton 4GUnlimited 9 GB100 Mbps5000 minutes5000 SMS1 month4G

1 50 GB roaming data in the Nordics (Denmark, Norway & Sweden) & Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania)
2 local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to Finland (NOT from Finland to other EU/EEA member states)

Nettipaketit (Online Packages) – Elisa Finland

The Nettipaketit (Online Packages) are data-only plans with truly unlimited data.

The following Nettipaketit are available, which you can activate by texting the Activation Code to 15020:

PricePlanData 1EU Roaming DataSpeedsValidityActivation Code
7.90 EURNettiviikko 4G+Unlimited3 GB200 Mbps7 days DATA7
19.90 EURNettikuukausi 4GUnlimited6 GB50 Mbps1 monthDATA50M
24.90 EURNettikuukausi 4G+Unlimited7 GB200 Mbps1 monthDATA200M

1 50 GB roaming data in the Nordics (Denmark, Norway & Sweden) & Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania)

EU Roaming – Elisa Finland

You can use your allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

APN/Internet Settings – Elisa Finland

  • Name: Elisa Internet
  • APN: Internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Telia Finland

Telia Logo
© Telia

Telia Finland, just Telia, is the second-largest mobile operator in Finland. Telia as a company is active in the Baltics and the Nordics.

Telia uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 Mhz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) & 26 GHz (n258 – not in commercial use yet)

Coverage – Telia Finland

Telia has extensive coverage throughout Finland, even in remote areas.

Below is Telia's 2G coverage map:

Here is the 3G map:

Then we have the 4G/LTE map:

Finally, we have Telia's 5G NR map:

I always like to compare the official coverage map(s) with the one of Speedtest because some operators like to be generous with their coverage:

SIM Card Price – Telia Finland

You can get a Telia SIM card, Prepaid Liittymä, for 4.90 EUR with 7 EUR in credit in Telia storesOpens in a new tab., R-KioskiOpens in a new tab., and grocery stores – there is also an R-Kioski at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. It is also possible to get the data-only SIM card, Prepaid Netti, for 24.90 EUR with unlimited data for a month.

Telia Finland Prepaid SIM Card
© Telia Finland

Below is an overview of the two SIM cards:

SIM CardPriceCreditDataRoaming Data 1
Prepaid Liittymä4.90 EUR7 EURN/AN/A
Prepaid Netti24.90 EURN/AUnlimited12 GB

1 Nordics (Denmark, Norway & Sweden), Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania) & Select EU Countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy & Spain)

Telia Finland Prepaid SIM Cards
© Telia Finland

Most Telia stores will turn you away and recommend you get a prepaid SIM card at an R-Kioski because they usually deal with postpaid customers/subscribers.

Luckily, there are around 500 R-Kioski throughout Finland, so it will be easy to find one.

Telia SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 12 months (no top-up for 12 months or no activity for 12 months).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Telia Finland

Telia top-up vouchers are sold in some Telia storesOpens in a new tab., but they are sold in all R-KioskiOpens in a new tab. and post offices.

The following top-up options are available:

  • 10 EUR
  • 20 EUR
  • 30 EUR
  • 40 EUR
  • 50 EUR

To top up your Telia SIM card, head to the online recharge portalOpens in a new tab., where you can recharge with (international) debit and credit cards.

You can also tell the salesperson at the Telia store or R-Kioski how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge onlineOpens in a new tab. with (international) debit and credit cards.

Text PREPAID SALDO to 15400 to check your Telia balance.

You can also use the Telia Prepaid Top-Up App to refill and check your balance (AndroidOpens in a new tab./iOSOpens in a new tab.).

Telia Finland App
© Telia Finland

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Telia Finland

Telia has attractive default data rates and two data-featured plans: Prepaid Paketit & Netin Käyttöaikaa (Unlimited Surfing).

Telia offers speeds up to 100 Mbps on 4G/LTE.

All Telia plans can be activated on the Telia self-service portalOpens in a new tab. or at an R-Kioski.

Default Data Rates – Telia Finland

The default data rate for Telia is 0.99 EUR/day with unlimited data, which translates to 29.70 EUR/month. These rates are attractive for those staying in Finland for a short period or those who use data sporadically.

As it is the default data, there is no need to manually enable this rate/plan.

Prepaid Paketit – Telia Finland

The Prepaid Paketit are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

The following Prepaid Paketit are available:

PricePlanDataRoaming Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
9.90 EURPrepaid Paketti S1 GBFrom Data Allowance100 minutes100 SMS31 days
19.90 EURPrepaid Paketti M5 GBFrom Data Allowance500 minutes500 SMS31 days
29.90 EURRajaton 4G L PakettiUnlimited17 GB5000 minutes5000 SMS31 days
34.90 EURRajaton 5G Xl Paketti 2Unlimited23 GB5000 minutes5000 SMS31 days

1 Nordics (Denmark, Norway & Sweden), Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania) & Select EU Countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy & Spain)

Netin Käyttöaikaa (Unlimited Surfing) – Telia Finland

The Netin Käyttöaikaa are data-only plans with truly unlimited data.

The following Netin Käyttöaikaa are available:

PriceDataRoaming Data 1Validity
9.90 EURUnlimited6 GB7 days
19.90 EURUnlimited12 GB31 days
29.90 EUR 2Unlimited20 GB31 days

1 Nordics (Denmark, Norway & Sweden), Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania) & Select EU Countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy & Spain)
2 5G access – speeds up to 300 Mbps

APN/Internet Settings – Telia Finland

  • Name: Telia
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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DNA

DNA Logo
© DNA

DNAOpens in a new tab. by Telenor is the smallest operator in Finland. However, it has the fastest speeds in the country.

DNA uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 Mhz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) & 26 GHz (n258 – not in commercial use yet)

Coverage – DNA

DNA has extensive coverage throughout Finland, even in remote areas.

Below is DNA's 2G coverage map:

Here is the 3G map:

Then we have the 4G/LTE map:

Finally, we have DNA's 5G NR map:

I always like to compare the official coverage map(s) with the one of Speedtest because some operators like to be generous with their coverage:

SIM Card Price – DNA

You can get a DNA SIM card, both the Super Prepaid 4G and Rajaton Prepaid 4G SIM cards, for 4.90 EUR in DNA storesOpens in a new tab., R-KioskiOpens in a new tab., and grocery stores – there is also an R-Kioski at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. It is also possible to get the data-only SIM card, Dataprepaid, for 24.90 EUR.

DNA Prepaid SIM Card
© DNA

Below is an overview of all the DNA SIM cards:

PriceSIM CardSIM Card TypeCreditDataSpeedsValidity
4.90 EURSuper Prepaid 4GRegular5 EURUnlimited (0.89 EUR/day)100 Mbps30 days
4.90 EURRajaton Prepaid 4G Regular5 EURUnlimited (0.89 EUR/day)100 Mbps30 days
19.90 EURDataprepaidData-onlyN/AUnlimited100 Mbps30 days
24.90 EURDataprepaidData-onlyN/AUnlimited300 Mbps30 days
DNA Super Prepaid 4G SIM Card
© DNA
DNA Rajaton Prepaid 4G SIM Card
© DNA
DNA Dataprepaid 4G SIM Card
© DNA

You can see your DNA phone number by heading to the prepaid self-service portalOpens in a new tab. (when using a DNA SIM card).

DNA SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for at least 225 days (no top-up for 225 days or no activity for 225 days). However, the validity is dependent on the type of SIM card you have:

  • Rajaton Prepaid: 225 days
  • Dataprepaid: 240 days
  • Super Prepaid: 380 days

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – DNA

DNA top-up vouchers are sold in DNA storesOpens in a new tab., R-KioskiOpens in a new tab., and post offices.

The following top-up options are available:

  • 10 EUR
  • 15 EUR
  • 20 EUR
  • 25 EUR
  • 30 EUR
  • 50 EUR
  • 70 EUR
  • 100 EUR

To top up your DNA SIM card, head to the online recharge portalOpens in a new tab., called DNA Laturi, where you can recharge with (international) debit and credit cards. However, only debit and credit cards issued in Europe, Canada, Russia, the United States, and a few undisclosed other countries can use online top-up.

You can also tell the salesperson at the DNA store or R-Kioski how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

Text SALDO to 14000 to check your DNA balance.

You can also use the DNA Prepaid app to refill and check your balance (AndroidOpens in a new tab./iOSOpens in a new tab.).

DNA Prepaid App
© DNA

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – DNA

DNA has attractive default data rates and three data-featured plans:

All DNA plans can be activated on the DNA self-service portalOpens in a new tab. or at an R-Kioski.

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Default Data Rates – DNA

The default data rate for the Rajaton Prepaid and Super Prepaid SIM cards is 0.89 EUR/day with unlimited data, which translates to 26.70 EUR/month. For the Dataprepaid SIM card, the default data rate is 0.99 EUR/day with unlimited, which translates to 29.70 EUR/month.

These rates are attractive for those staying in Finland for a short period or those who use data sporadically.

As it is the default data, there is no need to manually enable this rate/plan. However, note that there is an EU/EEA data roaming cap of 300 MB/day.

Rajattomat Paketit (Unlimited Packages) – DNA

The Rajattomat Paketit (Unlimited Packages) are combo plans with truly unlimited data, minutes, and SMS.

The following Rajattomat Paketit are available:

PricePlanDataEU Roaming DataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1Validity
7.90 EURRajaton 7 vrkUnlimited2.2 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 300 SMS/day7 days
24.90 EURRajaton 30 vrkUnlimited7 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 300 SMS/day30 days
64.90 EURRajaton 90 vrkUnlimited17.5 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 300 SMS/day90 days

1 local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to Finland (NOT from Finland to other EU/EEA member states)

Nettipaketit (Online Packages) – DNA

The Nettipaketit (Online Packages) are data-only plans with truly unlimited data.

You have the following Nettipaketit (Online Packages):

PricePlanDataEU Roaming DataSpeedsValidity
19.90 EURTehonetti 30 vrkUnlimited5.4 GB100 Mbps30 days
24.90 EURHypernetti 30 vrkUnlimited7 GB300 Mbps30 days
29.90 EURLaitenetti 180 vrk 1Unlimited8.1 GB0.5 Mbps180 days

1 this plan is called “Device Network 180 days” and is an IoT plan. It is not designed for smartphone nor tablet usage (this is even mentioned by DNA)

Ladattavat Paketit (Downloadable Packages) – DNA

The Ladattavat Paketit (Downloadable Packages) are data-only plans exclusive for the Dataprepaid SIM cards.

The following Ladattavat Paketit are available:

PricePlanDataEU Roaming DataSpeedsValidity
7.90 EUR7 vrk Rajatonta KäyttöäUnlimited2.2 GB300 Mbps7 days
19.90 EUR10 Gt/90 Päivää10 GB0.3 GB/day300 Mbps90 days
19.90 EUR30 vrk Rajatonta KäyttöäUnlimited7 GB100 Mbps30 days
24.90 EUR30 vrk Rajatonta KäyttöäUnlimited7 GB300 Mbps30 days
59.90 EUR90 vrk Rajatonta KäyttöäUnlimited17.5 GB300 Mbps90 days
EU Roaming – DNA

You can use your allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

APN/Internet Settings – DNA

  • Name: DNA
  • APN: prepaid.dna.fi

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Finland

The cheapest way to get online in Finland is to get a SIM card from one of the 3 mobile operators unless you have an EU/EEA SIM card and can roam for free in Finland. However, local SIM cards are not your only method of staying online when abroad.

Below are some other options to consider.

International Roaming

Roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected. You do not have to buy a new SIM card, and people at home can easily reach you on your current phone number.

However, roaming has many downsides as well. It can be insanely expensive.

Learn more about roaming.

International/Travel SIM Cards

International SIM cards or travel SIM cards are SIM cards made for travelers. The rates charged are often lower than international roaming, but they are almost always higher than what local operators will charge you.

Get to know more about international and travel SIM cards.

Mobile Hotspots (Pocket WIFI)

Mobile hotspots, or pocket WIFI, are small devices that connect to the local operators of the country you are visiting. Mobile hotspots are ideal for families or those traveling in a large group, as they allow you to connect multiple devices to one hotspot without the need of each traveler having to buy a SIM card.

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Free WIFI Networks

Nothing beats free, right? Paying nothing to stay connected may be the best option. Until you remember that free hotspots are not available everywhere (especially when on the move) and that free connections are often extremely slow.

Just make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN when connected to open WIFI connections. It is worth it.

The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Finland

Getting a SIM card from Elisa, Telia & DNA would do you well when considering a Finnish SIM card.

Local Prepaid SIM Cards in Other European Countries

Visiting other countries in Europe? Check out my Europe SIM card buying guide, covering other European nations, such as:

Going to other places around the world? Then you should also check out my sim card buying guides for other destinations around the world.

Next Steps to Enhance Your Travel Experiences

Looking for the next steps to enhance your phone travel experiences? Here is what to do:

Check Out My Resource Page

Looking for the best companies and gadgets to enhance your travel experience? Check out my travel resources page for the best companies to use when you travel! Save money with international SIM cards, on plane tickets, bus rides, cruises, and accommodation. Besides that, I also list services and items I use to make my life easier – and I believe they will help you too!

Start Your Own Online Business – Make Money While Traveling

Do you want to learn how I started an online business that allows me to generate income while traveling? In my starting an online business guide, I tell you which tools, services, and products I have for this site and my YouTube channel. If I can start a business about something I am passionate about (phone travel), then you can do it too!

Learn About Your Phone Travel Options

You can buy local prepaid SIM cards, international SIM cards, mobile hotspots, or roam internationally. Each of these options has its pros and cons. Learn more about them, and find the best option for you.

Phone Travel Tips, Tricks & Hacks

I have written many articles with tips and hacks to save money on mobile costs while abroad. You surely want to check them out!

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Let's Be Social

Did you know that I have a YouTube channel covering everything you need to know about traveling with your phone? A lot of useful videos are uploaded multiple times a week, and you do not want to miss out on them!

Learn More About Who Adu Actually Is

Who is the guy behind Phone Travel Wiz? Well, find out on the Ernest Adu about page!

Ernest Adu

Ernest Adu, going by just Adu, is the founder and editor at Phone Travel Wiz. He has been a traveler for 7 years. Although from Europe, the Netherlands, Adu's favorite region is Asia. In particular, East and Southeast Asia. He currently is in the Netherlands.

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