History of Finnish Customs

Customs is one of the oldest authorities in Finland. The roots of the customs activity in the territory of Finland go back more than 600 years. Customs has taken part in the daily life of Finns in many different ways through countless different transactions. Finnish Customs has always had a significant societal role.

The Customs Museum is entrusted with the task of conveying information on the long customs tradition in Finland. These pages contain material on the various stages of customs activity and the Finnish customs administration.