While nearly 70 percent of expats thought it was easy to get around in Finland without speaking the language, it could help foreigners settle in.
One expat said: “English is widely spoken and Finnish is difficult. But if you live here for a long time without learning it, you’re going to live in a bubble.”
Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish, as well as several official minority languages, including Sami.
While Finnish may be difficult to understand at first, it can help expats settle into society and make local friends.