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Moving to Finland

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You might have heard or seen Finland on many “best country” charts. But what exactly makes this country so great? When moving to Finland, you don't need to invest in overvalued real estate, deal with complicated bureaucracy or worry about your safety at night.

The move to Finland has never been so easily achievable. Thousands of tourists that visit the country wish to return or consider moving to Finland permanently. After resolving the immigration status, it is time to understand how to move household goods to Finland and find a suitable shipping method.

Moving to Finland by Sea Freight

Moving household goods to Finland using sea freight is the most affordable shipping method. If you are moving to Finland, depending on the size of your shipments, you can choose one of the following methods.

Moving to Finland by Air Freight

One of the fastest ways to move to Finland is via Air Freight. When you are moving to Finland and you need to have your items delivered immediately, shipping cargo by plane is the way to go. Hercules moving company offers 3 container sizes when moving household goods to Finland:

Sea Freight
Air Freight
Sole Use Container
Shared Container

Whether you are shipping all of your household goods or simply wish to have a personal container a Sole Use Container also referred to as a Full Container Load, is a way to go. Hercules moving company offers 3 container sizes when moving to Finland using FCL:

20 ft Container
40 ft Container
40 ft High-Cube

Groupage Shipping

Groupage Shipping is the cheapest way to move a small volume of household goods overseas. In groupage shipping, the international moving company will collect your valuables and combine them with other cargo to be shipped in one container.

LCL shipping

When moving to Finland using the Less than a Container Load shipping method, the international moving company will build a custom crate made out of wood for your cargo. After that, professional movers will pass it to the freight forwarder to be shipped to Finland.

Sole Use Container

It is known that the fastest way to move from one place to another is by plane. Therefore, shipping your household goods by air freight is a convenient way to move to Finland if you need your items quickly and with minimum wait time. Your cargo will arrive in Finland in a matter of days. Choose one of the following shipment sizes when moving to Finland:

20 ft Container
40 ft Container
40 ft High-Cube
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Door to Port vs. Door to Door Moving

Moving to Finland is easy knowing what you need. Depending on your preference and needs, Hercules moving company offers two types of moving services when moving to Finland.

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Door to Port

If you are moving to Finland with restricted and dutiable items or simply wish to have more control over your cargo upon arrival, choose a door-to-port moving service. Your possessions will be packed and transported to the desired port in Finland, from where you or someone on your behalf will be able to receive them.

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Door to Door

If you wish your move to be effortless and smooth till the very end when moving to Finland, choose a door-to-door moving service. It is a great option for those household goods owners, who want to communicate their move only through one company without having to manage the delivery and assembly of cargo themselves.

Moving household goods to Finland

Customs Regulations
Restricted and Dutiable Items
Prohibited Items
Shipping a Car to Finland
Moving Pets to Finland
Electronics in Finland

Customs Regulations

The duty-free entrance for personal household goods is permitted if the following criteria are met:

  1. Household goods have been in owner’s possessions for over 6 months period
  2. Owner/sender have resided abroad for over a year prior the move
  3. Imported goods are not intended to be for a commercial use
  4. Items are imported from EU/EEA country
  5. Owner/sender must be present at the time of customs clearance
  6. For a duty-free entrance, items must be cleared from customs within 12 months after removal date
  7. Restricted and dutiable items must be declared and taxes must be payed

Restricted and Dutiable Items

  1. Medicine
  2. Ammunition and firearms
  3. Live animals and animal products
  4. Plants
  5. Cultural objects
  6. Food products
  7. Endangered animals, plants and goods
  8. Outboard engines, Personal watercraft and pleasure craft
  9. Alcohol and tobacco products
  10. New items (less than 6 months old)
  11. Walkie-talkie and radios
  12. Animal products under Protected Species Regulations
  13. Antiques, art and precious objects

Prohibited Items

  1. Dangerouse objects
  2. Illegal drugs and narcotics
  3. Subversive and pornographic materials
  4. Copyright-infringing and counterfeit products
  5. Fireworks (restrictions apply)
  6. Explosives and dangerous edged weapons

Shipping a Car to Finland

If you intend to move the car to Finland as a household good, you can do it duty-free if the following requirements are met:

  1. The vehicle is imported from an EU country
  2. The owner/shipper has lived abroad for more than 12 months
  3. The vehicle will not be sold, rented or lent for more than 1 year after importation
  4. The vehicle was in the ownership for more than 6 months
  5. Tax reduction is solely applicable to individuals older than 18 years old
  6. Vehicles imported from non-EU/EEA countries must be declared immediately upon arrival
  7. Submit a declaration of use and car tax to the Tax Administration if you have not registered a car in Finland before.
  8. Apply to get a transfer permit issued by the vehicle inspection office and a traffic insurance policy in Finland to start driving in Finland( if your car is not under valid registration in an EU/EEA country)
  9. Must comply with the U.S or European exhaust regulations

Moving Pets to Finland

If you are planning to move pets to Finland, you must follow certain criteria and restrictions.

  1. Pets must be imported from one of the approved points of entry
  2. Only 5 pets are allowed to move to Finland per person for a non-commercial import
  3. Pets must be rabies vaccinated
  4. Pets moving to Finland must be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant ( of not, a personal microchip scanner must be brought)
  5. Dogs must undergo a tapeworm treatment
  6. If the pet is imported to Finland with an intent to be sold, import duties must be paid
  7. Animals travelling alone must be imported only as air freight and undergo a veterinary border control
  8. The owner must arrive within 5 days after pet
  9. Before you move to Finland, check the Finnish Food Authority website to get familiar with pet import requirements

Electronics in Finland

Similar to other European countries, Finland has a C/F plug type with 230v voltage power. It is an important facet to consider before moving to Finland. Some of your electronic appliances will be unusable if either the plug type or voltage power differs.

Customs Forms

Here we have collected all the necessary forms and documents you will need in order to import your personal effects into Finland. In addition please check if you need any additional documents/forms on the official Border Finland Website

Hercules Moving Company - Australia Customs Declaration for Tax and Duties Exceptions on Household Goods - 45e Form Form PDF
Declaration for Tax and Duties Exceptions on Household Goods - 45e Form

How We Work

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Fine Art Moving
Crating & Taxidermy
Fragile Packing
Furniture Handling
Furniture Protection

Hercules goes the extra mile to ensure that all of your most valuable art is protected. Expert wrapping and packaging methods start the highest quality moving & packing materials. Our mover training program ensures that every team has an expert who can safely pack any item so it arrives in the same condition it left.

Hercules can build custom measured crates and containers to meet your specific long distance shipping needs. If you are moving, and have a taxidermy collection, the experts at HMC can help. Our crateless system is effective for securing any type or size of trophy.

To avoid damage to fragile items during a long-distance move to your new residence, office or storage unit Hercules will use all the right materials and implement the proper packing techniques for maximum protection.

With the right training and proper equipment, your furniture will be handled safely in any situation.

Not all furniture is the same size. Hercules uses various materials to prepare furniture for moving: moving blankets, cardboard, bubble wrap, or alligator wrap. HMC movers and packers will pack your furniture the right way.

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Packing Options

Based on our customers needs we have created 3 Packing Packages you can choose from, it is also fine if you pack yourself.
$14 - $300
Selected Items Packing
Great for people who want to pack themselves, however wish not to risk for valuables
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Art / Statues
  • Antique Furniture
  • High Value Items
from $500
Full Packing
Get an all-inclusive service, you wouldn’t even dream about doing something
  • Kitchen Packing
  • Closets Packing
  • Knick-Knacks Packing
  • Packing of Everything Else
$300 - $900
Fragile-only Packing
Great for people with a lot of crockery, glass cabinets or just fragile items
  • Glass/Fragile Furniture Packing
  • Extra Fragile Items Crating
  • Pictures Packing
  • Kitchen Packing

Why Choose

Hercules Moving Company?

Insurance
Besides the standard coverage we do provide the Replacement Value Protection plan for our clients. The charge is dependant on the value of the items to be moved. Hercules Moving Company is 100% Bonded & Insured.
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Assembly Disassembly
We know how hefty and hard could be the moving day, and dismantling and assembling the furniture not the pleasant things to do when you are tired. We have you covered, and can put all furniture together quick & with no damage.
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Dedicated Coordinator
When you become our client, you become part of our family! Every client assigned a moving concierge, anything you need from charges explanation to organizing the supplies delivery or debris removal, just inquire your moving coordinator.
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Packing Materials
Every single move includes the protection via Heavy Duty Moving Blankets & Stretch Wrap. However, we also carry great variety of materials, virtually for any piece of furniture. We also offer custom crating/packaging solution.
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Free On-Site Estimate
We understand that you might not have time, or your property is too large for the phone conversation. We provide both Physical & Virtual on-site estimates, for your convenience.
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Upfront & Transparent
We tend to provide as much accurate estimates as possible. At the same time we will inform you on potential charges that might happened in certain situations. If you have a question, just give us a call at (844) 462-6683.
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What Clients say About Us

Excellent service! All individuals I dealt with went above and beyond, including rearranging their schedule to accommodate the move. The team moving were so quick, clean and extremely careful to ensure no damage occurred to anything. Would recommend Hercules Moving in a heartbeat.

The crew that came to move us were amazing! From their first step in the door they had to I mats down. =M Every thing was wrapped with care for all the corners and the feet. Their care of my baby grand was excellent. Both my husband and I would highly recommend them!

Discipleof Christ

The Hercules moving crew did an amazing, fantastic job in moving my mother's upright piano. The two brothers crew are incredibly strong, expedient, courteous, and professional. The company gave the best quote, the fastest appointment booking, and was the most polite when compared to all the other piano moving companies I called in Toronto and the GTA. I absolutely recommend this company for anyone who needs to have their piano and/or heavy objects moved.

Donald Quan

I used Hercules for a non-piano move for the first time from their Storage Toronto. I expected only the best service from them as I’ve experienced how they treat Concert pianos and they delivered 100%. The time and cost they quoted was exactly what it took. They really know how to quote their services. No surprises....so rare in a moving company. They came over-prepared with blankets, stair coverings, wrappings, mega tape. They were not about to let anything happen to my valuable stuff. Best movers I’ve ever used.....they almost take moving to an art form.

Thank you very much, Hercules moving company for your hard work, great service and fast delivery. We greatly appreciate it and would recommend your services to anyone looking to move!

I was very satisfied with Hercules Moving Company. They made it easy and stress free for us. They arrived on time and packed and professionally covered our furniture to go into storage, since we are in between houses. I was amazed by how they were able to efficiently pack and store a 5 bedroom, 2 living room, office and a gym into a storage unit where they organized everything to fit perfectly. This wasn't an easy job and I was 100% satisfied with their service and would recommend them to anyone looking for good quality movers. Thanks Hercules Moving company for helping us move!

Good job. Guys were very pleasant and fast. Everything was clear, no hidden fees. They met all my request.

Donald Quan

Used Hercules for the first time for the move of my very expensive and rare C.Bechstein grand - I was so pleased with their service an demeanour at the baby coddling care they used in handling my pride and joy that I will be using them for all of my piano moves from here on. I highly recommend these Guelph movers. Donald Quan - award winning film composer.

Esther Katz

The Barrie movers arrived on time and impressed me with their friendly and polite demeanour. They completed the move professionally, taking care to pack and protect each of the items to be moved. I was very pleased with the job that was done. I would heartily recommend them for everyone in Ontario.

If you still in doubt of what piano movers in Toronto to choose - hope you read my review :) Hercules Movers did an excellent job of relocating a grand piano from a music school to my house and additionally advised me a professional piano tuner. Extra care service, friendly and skilled movers, which were extremely accurate and protected the piano as well as floors, walls and stairs.

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