• Reflection. Photo: Helsinki Tourism Material Bank/Niclas Sjöblom
  • Ateneum. Photo: Visit Finland Media Bank
  • Tuska Festival. Photo: Visit Finland Media Bank/Terhi Ylimäinen
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Filming permits in Helsinki

Media representatives can film public places and events in Helsinki for editorial purposes without a permit.

If you would like to film inside commercial places or tourist attractions, private areas or commercial events, permission must be requested in advance from the venue itself.

If filming in public spaces restricts the movement of others or requires traffic arrangements, notification must be given to the police (police permit info: tel. +358 295 419 800 or neuvontapalvelu(at)poliisi.fi). In addition, permission is required from the landowner or property holder.

For more information about filming permits, send an e-mail to: tourist.media[at]hel.fi

Most popular sights

If you would like to film inside commercial places or tourist attractions, permission must be requested in advance from the venue itself. For a list of contact persons for permits at the most popular sights, send an e-mail to: tourist.media[at]hel.fi

When requesting filming permits, please supply the following information:

- full name of person requiring the permit and company he/she represents
- contact information of person requiring the permit
- total number of people in film crew
- purpose, time, place and duration of filming