Helsinki seeks to be the most functional city in the world and a European trendsetter in sustainable urban development. These goals are manifested in multiple ways during Finland’s Presidency period, including efficient and sustainable event organization. To find out more, please visit the Sustainable Solutions on this site or contact us!
Filming and photography permits
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 from Mondays to Fridays 8-16.15. In addition, permission is required from the landowner or property holder.
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. If you need help in finding the right contact persons for permits at the most popular sights, please send an e-mail to: helsinki.marketing(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.