1. What to take documents
In addition to the foreign passport with a valid visa, health insurance and proof of hotel accommodation or cottage, you will need:
– the registration certificate on the car;
– Russian driver's license; international law be advisable when traveling in any country, but, as practice shows, the Finnish border guards don't ask them;
– "green card" international insurance in case of accident; to obtain "green card" in advance at any insurance company, and in case you did not or forgot to do it – to take out insurance on the way: on the highway "Scandinavia" at every step there are mobile insurance points;
– if you are driving a car power of attorney, the document notarized, must be with him;
– pass technical inspection of the vehicle (not ask, but need to be).

2. What should be the tire
Finns is very meticulously monitored the use of different types of rubber in certain times of the year. From 1 December to 29 February, the use of winter tires – or you just don't miss out on the territory of the country. Tread depth of winter tyres must be at least 3 mm. there had been a rule that winter tyres must be studded, however, at present, the use of studded tires optional – at the discretion of the driver. Summer tyres in Finland, used in the period from 1 March to 30 November. Tread depth – not less than 1,6 mm.

3. What to avoid
Absolutely can not take the way the device is "radar detector" – in Finland its use is prohibited by law! Even if the "radar detector" is not connected, and at examination of Luggage of the Finnish border guards will find you in the car – the trouble is guaranteed, and the least of them – a large fine (up to € 600!). So going on the road, don't forget to write "radar detector" at home.

4. Parking in Finland
Parking in Finland is a whole set of rules and knowledge. Leave the car in the Finnish towns only in designated areas! Otherwise a fine of 50 euros and above! And to pay a fine required in a period of one to two weeks, because after that interest will be charged 50% for each day of delay!
– Paid Parking. Typically, two Parking spaces equipped one column with two coin-operated; Parking costs on average 1-2 euros per hour. The display shows the countdown of paid time, after which flashes a red signal. There are Parking lots with ticket machines. The ticket is written the time you paid. The ticket you need to put in a "torpedo", so it can be seen from the outside. Such machines are usually installed in underground Parking in the large supermarkets.
– Free Parking. To determine the free Parking will help sign – the white letter "P" on a blue background. Under it – schedule of Parking. Treat carefully to what is written on the sign; if there are additional records, the value of which to determine you can't, better look for another Parking area in order to avoid penalty. To take advantage of free Parking, you need to buy at the gas station or at a kiosk "R", "Parking hours" (cost 3-5 euros). It is a blue box with a rotating disk, which sets the arrival time to the Parking lot. "Parking clock" also put on a "torpedo". The time of such Parking up to 4 hours. However, remember that on weekends most Parking lots in Finland is free (follow signs)!

5. If suddenly the car broke down
On all highways of Finland are payphones SOS emergency call (toll-free):
– maintenance service: telephone 9800-35000; the dispatcher will connect you with English-speaking staff member; after clarification of the problems to you will send a mechanic or tow truck. Remember that on the slopes of Finland, towing with wire rope are prohibited!
– police: 10022 phone; in addition, number 112, always and everywhere to call the police, ambulance or fire service.

6. Penalties for violation of traffic Rules
Fines in Finland are very high, and they are calculated on the basis, first, of the gravity of the offence and, secondly, the monthly income of the offender. For example, if you exceed a speed of 25 km/h and your income is 3000 euros per month, you get a ticket 540 euros! In General, speeding is punishable in Finland very sternly unpunished may remain exceeding the speed limit by only 3 km/h and then start the sanctions. Moreover, on all pistes has many recording cameras.

7. How to fill the car on automatic gas station
To understand how the automatic stations in Finland, it is very difficult, especially for a beginner! We must act as follows: stop the machine, open the tank hatch, to watch the column number. Typically, one machine payment acceptance works on two columns. The gun in the tank until a paste! In the display the machine you need to choose the language (Russian), to find a slot for receiving notes and insert the desired number of banknotes one at a time, in the right position (as sketched next). The display will show the entered amount. You then need to specify the column number (or select one of the two proposed arrows), to check (it will appear a question – do the check, you have to answer "Kyllä/Ei" "Yes/No"). And only after that you can insert the gun into the tank and pour the gasoline.
If you want to pay by credit card, you need to find a card slot, insert the card (she goes inside), enter the pin code by following the instructions on the display and choose the amount you want to refuel (the menu will indicate 20, 40, 60, "muu summa" – another amount). After that, the card will be returned, and you can refuel.

Observing all these rules and knowing the features, your trip to Finland will be pleasant and unforgettable!