At the top with the Snowmobile Man

At the top with the Snowmobile Man

Take a look at the geographical shape of Finland and you’ll see why people call her “The Finnish Maiden”. At the tip of her thumb is the only part of the country where peaks rise 1,000 metres above sea level. Nestled in those peaks you will find a tiny village called Kilpisjärvi, home to roughly a hundred year-round residents. One of them is 25-year-old snowmobile guide Jussi Rauhala.
Iconic Finnish Foods of All Time

Iconic Finnish Foods of All Time

Finns are passionate about their food and they know how to celebrate it. Finns are also fiercely loyal to their culinary roots. Although you can buy just about anything your heart desires in Finland these days, go native when you are here and you will be in for a treat.
Four seasons in the Finnish archipelago

Four seasons in the Finnish archipelago

If the Finnish archipelago and long Baltic coast make you think about beautiful summer days filled with sailing and boating, you are definitely on the right track. But the Finnish coast invites you for many great experiences throughout the year.
Helsinki Nightlife 5×5

Helsinki Nightlife 5×5

Conveniently-sized Helsinki has a ton of bars and clubs within walking distance from another. Pick your favourites and plan your preferred bar crawl around the Finnish capital.
Can You Festival?

Can You Festival?

Finland hosts an unbelievable number of music festivals every summer. Pick your favourite, book your ticket and get prepared to celebrate long into the white night.
Restaurant Day

Restaurant Day

The Restaurant Day is a global phenomenon that sprouted from Finland about two years ago and keeps growing with more and more "street restaurants" taking part. Will you find the funniest instant restaurant of the day?
Design District Helsinki

Design District Helsinki

Interior design shops, fashion boutiques, jewellers, antique shops, galleries, museums, restaurants, hotels, design agencies - everything can be found in the Helsinki Design District.
Year-round festive spirit

Year-round festive spirit

Cultural festivals of every kind are the perfect creative supplement to Finland’s prime asset - its expansive, unspoiled natural environment.
Icy Architecture

Icy Architecture

For many, elaborate structures carved out of ice and snow are the stuff of fairy tales and fantasy. In wintertime Finland, fantasy becomes reality.
Many faces of the Finnish sauna

Many faces of the Finnish sauna

The land of 3 million saunas is upgrading and re-inventing their centuries-old tradition attracting the curiosity of many sauna aficionados. In some cases, quite exceptional saunas can be visited just within city limits.
Fresh Runway Designs

Fresh Runway Designs

Many are familiar with Marimekko and Ivana Helsinki, but what characterizes Finland’s newer, independent fashion scene?
Tour de Skate

Tour de Skate

When Finland’s waters freeze over, tour skaters grab their blades and head out to the open.
Chill out with the Sámi people

Chill out with the Sámi people

The Sámi area of Northern Lapland offers year round unlimited outdoor and indoor activities, and most of all close contact with the unique culture of the Sámi - the only indigenous people of the European Union.
Meet Santa Claus

Meet Santa Claus

Everyone knows the one and only Santa comes from Finland. A busy man, his office is open all year round - not just during Christmastime.
The Water of Life

The Water of Life

The forested landscape is dotted with patches of water so numerous they have earned Finland the nickname “the land of the thousand lakes”.
Passion for Fashion

Passion for Fashion

Finnish designer Paola Suhonen's brand IvanaHelsinki is best known for the patterns and streetwise themes of her clothing.
Getting Around in Finland

Getting Around in Finland

Finland is a large and sparsely populated country, but getting from point A to B is no hassle. Transport networks by air, rail, road and water are comprehensive and reliable.
Hymn to Cottage Life

Hymn to Cottage Life

How often do you fall asleep to the sound of silence? Heat up the lakeside sauna in the summer or get cosy in front of the fireplace in the winter, rest and revitalisation are guaranteed.
Storybook Helsinki and Beyond

Storybook Helsinki and Beyond

When discussing Finnish architecture, most people think of Alvar Aalto’s modernist creations. Yet the wealth of Art Nouveau buildings around the country and its capital is just as remarkable.
The Finnish Sailing Experience

The Finnish Sailing Experience

Finland’s Baltic coast with its tens of thousands of islands is a perfect travel destination for anyone looking for a sailing experience with a difference.
In search of Helsinki’s bistro style

In search of Helsinki’s bistro style

Helsinki is a buzzy foodie city in the cutting-edge of Finnish new cuisine. The innovative use of Finnish ingredients as part of the New Nordic tasting menu and a laid-back atmosphere is what Helsinki’s bistros are all about.
Moose on the loose

Moose on the loose

Unlike reindeer, moose are truly wild animals and avoid contact with humans as much as possible. For a sure sighting of this majestic animal head to the wildlife parks and zoos around the country.
Ski Lapland

Ski Lapland

The round fells of Finland’s main ski area, Lapland, offer varying terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
Tour Finland by Car

Tour Finland by Car

A 16-hour-drive from tip to tip, 10 official tourist routes, varying landscapes and white nights. Every car tour of Finland is a unique, self-made adventure.
Meet Pekka – the Design Fan in the Wild

Meet Pekka – the Design Fan in the Wild

Deep into Lapland, there is a place where top Finnish design can be seen right at the source of this inspiration: Design House Idoli is an extraordinary design studio and showcase. Its creator, Pekka Sillfors explains why.
Meet Pasi – the Husky Farm Owner

Meet Pasi – the Husky Farm Owner

Fall in love with the winter wilderness and it could completely change your life. Pasi Ikonen is a prime example of what the pull of Lapland can do. A nine-to-five working week in central London was left far behind when...
Reindeer Ride

Reindeer Ride

The reindeer is an icon of Finnish Lapland, and sleigh rides are a great way of experiencing the Arctic wilderness.
A Canine Case

A Canine Case

They’re cute and they’re fast; a husky tour is an exquisite way to see the Arctic wilderness in Finland.
Nightwish’s Band Leader Loves Hiking

Nightwish’s Band Leader Loves Hiking

Tuomas Holopainen, the band leader of Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, thinks Finland is the best place on Earth. Taking time off his busy rock star life, Tuomas escapes on the hiking trails of Lapland or small hideaways around the capital.
Night of the Arts

Night of the Arts

Every year in August, the streets of Helsinki are filled with art enthusiasts, performance lovers and the culturally curious as the annual Night of the Arts begins. This integral and intriguing part of the Helsinki Festival, the largest arts festival...
Encounter with a Bear

Encounter with a Bear

In the company of a Wilderness Guide, you can safely meet a brown bear, Europe’s largest omnivore. It is a meeting that you will never forget.
Fascinating Turku

Fascinating Turku

In the summer the city overflows with events and festivals: tango, middle age, music, theatre, art, design and much more.
The Catch of a Lifetime

The Catch of a Lifetime

One-tenth of Finland is covered in bodies of water that are brimming with fish, luring both local and foreign fishing enthusiasts to grab their nets and rods.
Cycling in Saimaa

Cycling in Saimaa

Finland’s largest lake network surrounds you almost wherever you go and there is no shortage of places to stop off for a break.
Feel the Breeze

Feel the Breeze

Winters in Finland are cold, but all you need to do is dress right and enjoy the opportunities the season provides.
Island-Hopping by Bike in Åland

Island-Hopping by Bike in Åland

Get around by bicycle - bridges and small ferries take you from one island to the next. Choose from campgrounds, cottages, bed & breakfasts and rooms in private homes where to stay.
Into the Wild by Bike

Into the Wild by Bike

Plenty of gradients and the terrain varies from bare rock and undulating sandy ground to ancient spruce forests with tree roots and gravel ridges – perfect for taking it to the max.
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