Lost & Found Office in Finland: How to Get Your Lost Stuff Back

Have you lost something on the platform or forgotten something on the train, hotel, or airport during your travel when you are in Finland? Then, you may be in luck to find your item through Lost & Found office of Finland.

Finland lost and found property

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Every month more than 3,500 stuff found in trains. The number sky-rockets when you include hotels, airlines and other public places. Roughly half of the items found in trains are over €20 million worth of goods such as phones or tablets.

Finland has a Lost & Found office that handles all inquiries related to finding lost items. The office is a private company (subsidized by the Finnish government) which was founded in 1993. You can find their offices in seven locations: Helsinki, Kouvola, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Turku and Rovaniemi. Vantaa site only deals with airline passengers’ lost items.

The Lost & Found offices keep your good for 3 months in the storage and later they are sold in an auction.

You can pick up your belongings or, alternatively, get it delivered to your home by mail. However, when you call the Lost & Found office which is 0600 41006, it will cost you  €1,97 per minute + local call charge. This is the fastest way to check if your item is found or not.

“All lost property offices now use the same database, allowing officers to check whether the goods are found or not, which provides faster information on where the lost item is located,” says Transport Service Manager Jouko Uppman VR Group.