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?
Mad about arctic winters

Mad about arctic winters

Some people prefer winter to summer and reindeer herder Nils-Matti is one of them. Finnish Lapland is immense. It covers an area larger than the whole of Portugal, but the concept of Lapland is even larger. Many tourists think that...
A refreshing dip in icy water?

A refreshing dip in icy water?

Believe it or not, swimming in a hole in the ice really does you the world of good. ‘Eek!’ ‘No way!’ ‘You Finns are nuts!’ These tend to be the first unenthusiastic reactions of tourists faced with the prospect of...
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.
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.
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...
Fascinating Turku

Fascinating Turku

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