Destination in French Polynesia! This destination is for those looking for something truly exotic, far away. Made up of 118 islands and atolls in the Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia offers a paradise environment.

Why travel to French Polynesia?

French Polynesia is a French overseas administrative territory, unofficially called an overseas country, in Polynesia in Oceania. It consists of 118 small islands and atolls spread over a large area in the South Pacific.

French Polynesia is divided into five island groups: the Society Islands (Îles du Vent and Îles Sous-le-vent), the Tuamotu Islands, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands and the Austral Islands. A total of 67 of the islands are inhabited, with the largest number living on the island of Tahiti with its capital Papeete.

Travel to French Polynesia to experience a paradise-like environment with stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, colourful fish and beautiful accommodation.

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Info and facts about French Polynesia

  • Capital city: Papeete
  • Residents: Approximately 264 000
  • Currency: CFP-franc
  • National Day: 29 June, 14 July
  • Language: French, Tahitian
  • Statehood: French overseas territory
  • Flag: Red and white, with a coat of arms in the centre
  • National anthem: Marseljäsen, Ia Ora 'O Tahiti Nui

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  • Highest point: Mount Orohena, 2 241 metres above sea level
  • Largest island: Tahiti
  • Largest city: Papeete
  • Highest building: Papeete Tahiti LDS Temple

Good to know about

  • Emergency number: Police 17, Medical emergency 15
  • Time difference: Sweden is 12 hours ahead of Papeete, French Polynesia.
  • El: Adapters may be needed
  • Visa: Swedish citizens do not need a visa to visit French Polynesia.

Travelling to French Polynesia

  • Flight: The flight from Scandinavia is long and you will need to change flights at least twice. The international airport is located on the island of Tahiti in the Society Islands archipelago.

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