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Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Very safe. I had no problems of places denying credit card use. I used my credit card everywhere and never fell victim to a scam. I used it at bars, pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants, and fast food chains. I never experienced any problems. - Jul 19, 2012
You can use your credit card anywhere. - Jan 23, 2011
ATMs are readily available, and I have had no problems. - May 9, 2010
Finland is all about using bank cards so there are no problems with finding ATMs. Checks are consider obsolete here. - Apr 4, 2009
Everyone uses them and it's extremely safe. - Mar 26, 2008