Finland Phone Numbers, Phone Codes and Phone Books
Finding a phone number in Finland is not so difficult, as you might expect from the land of Nokia cell phones, but you will need Google Translate (you do have the plugin, right?)! The Finland telephone country code is 358, and you miss the 0 off the phone area code when dialling in from abroad.
There are several online Finland telephone directories.
Finland Telephone Directories (this page: “www.suomenpuhelinluettelot.fi/suomenpuhelinluettelot/index”) will give you access to all the local phonebooks, e.g. Helsinki. Business searches are free, but if you want to look for a person there’s a catch: to get the info (includes reverse look-up) you need to be registered. This costs just 0.30 Euro, so it’s not too bad, and once you’re registered it’s all free.
Another option is more commercially orientated, Fonecta (www.fonecta.fi/). They are basically Yellow Pages for businesses (Yritykset) and White Pages for people (Henkilöt)in one place – “People, businesses, services and phone numbers in one search”. You can do reverse search too. They also have links at the bottom of the page to help you find businesses in the category you want.
Google won’t translate boxes, so in the box “Kirjoita hakusana tahan” (“Enter the keyword you want”) if you’re looking for people enter the name of the person or their telephone number (“henkilon nimi tai puhelinnumero”) and the location (“paikkakunta”). For businesses try putting in the company name or keyword (“yrityksen nimi tai hakusana”) and the location. Let me know how you get on!
Alands Telefonkatalog (www.aland.com/sok):
This is a White pages directory for the Aland Islands (an autonomous part of Finland). Look for people, businesses, organisations, agencies and associations. In Swedish, but the Google tool bar translation is fine.The dropdown menu gives you a list of municipalities.