New residents

What is Raahe? It is a small and vibrant city embraced by the sea and nature. It involves a strong and long-standing Age of Sails history and a modern present day, the seaside in the city centre, industrious everyday life and diverse family hobbies – and a sea breeze that blows through it all. You are warmly welcome to be part of Raahe’s vibrant life!

Several people are exploring the sailing ship.
Welcome aboard a sailing ship at the Pooki Flakkaa event. Photo: Joonas Pesiö.

In Raahe, we take care of one another

We also want to help you feel that Raahe is your safe haven. Whether you are anchoring here temporarily or staying to make this your home, please feel free to contact us and we will guide you to services and information sources remotely or with a hands-on approach, according to your wishes.

Welcome home!

We send a small welcoming gift to each new home from the City of Raahe in few months after moving. Our registers do not include those with direct marketing restriction, so if you have not received your letter, please contact us.

Moving to Raahe

Changing homes is often associated with strong emotions. At the same time, you should also remember to submit a notification of change of address, sign contracts with regard to electricity and Internet access, perhaps take care of day care and school places and find out about many other kinds of things. There a plenty of online checklists for people who are moving, for example, on the infoFinland website in 12 different languages. If necessary, the Resident Marketing Secretary will help with arrangements.

More information online also for people moving internationally

The infoFinland website contains extensive information on what issues need to be taken into account, especially when moving from abroad. To find public services, the Population Register Centre maintains the Public Service Info service. Another good source of information is also, which broadly covers all aspects of life.

Check out our brochure

Check our brochures for more information about Raahe.