Site Information

The website is an online service maintained by the Geological Survey of Finland.

This website is available in Finnish, Swedish and English. All content is drafted in one of the official languages and translated to other languages on a case-by-case basis.

Technical recommendations

Our website is designed and proven to work on most browsers. We recommend that you check that your browser is up to date. If some part of this website or some function of it does not work properly, please clear your browser cache, close all browser windows and restart your browser. You can also restart your computer.

The website includes PDF documents that require a PDF reader for access.


Geological Survey of Finland or other specified parties hold all copyrights of the content published on this website. The Copyright Act and all other related regulations and legislation apply to the content of this website.

The content of this website can be used and linked elsewhere, as long as the source is also specified. Any commercial use of the content must always be separately agreed with the Geological Survey of Finland.

Processing personal data

We protect the privacy and personal data of the visitors of our website. We do not collect any data that could be used to identify individual visitors. The only personal data we collect is your email address if you fill out the contact form, as it is needed to respond to your questions and feedback.

Data collected

Our website uses cookies. We use cookies to collect statistical information on how the website is used in order to develop our services. This information includes the number of visitors, information on what sections are visited the most, how visitors move between sections and the search words and browsers used most often. Information collected from individual visitors include time and date, sections visited, browser type and operating system information. We do not transfer data related to visitors to any third parties.

The third-party services related to the functions on our website, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, also use cookies to share information on social media and to compile user statistic.

You can disable cookies from your browser’s settings.

Comments from readers

Blog posts in the “Current” section can be commented on. The comments must be related to matter discussed in the blog post, but otherwise we welcome all comments. Commenters are responsible for the contents of their comments.

Comments with inappropriate language or content will be removed. We will remove, for example, defamatory messages, messages disseminating information that violates someone’s personal privacy, messages that include name-calling or spread false information, messages inciting others to commit an offense, messages that include ethnic agitation and messages suspected of identity theft. Using the comment section for advertising purposes is also forbidden.


To send feedback on our online services or the operations of the Geological Survey of Finland, please use the contact form. The form can be accessed by clicking the “Contact” button on the right edge of each page.

Further information

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