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.
Fresh Runway Designs

Fresh Runway Designs

Many are familiar with Marimekko and Ivana Helsinki, but what characterizes Finland’s newer, independent fashion scene?
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Silence, Please

Silence, Please

RETREAT TO A COTTAGE BY THE LAKE Escaping to the countryside or wilderness is a national way of relaxation. Half a million cottages ensure there’s a quiet retreat for every taste. DISCOVER THE ROOTS OF SAUNA Sauna is a place...
Wild & Free

Wild & Free

DIP IN A HOLE IN THE ICE Yes, it’s freezing outside and yes, the water is cold! Forget all excuses and just do it – the exhilarating feeling you get after an icy dip is worth that leap of faith....
Cultural Beat

Cultural Beat

DIG FINNISH DESIGN Linear functionality and simplistic beauty are phrases often used to describe Finnish design. From furniture and decorations to glassware and everyday tools, Finland’s designers have always been inclined to make items that work and look good. VISIT...
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