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New Video: Finland is the Land of the Midnight Sun

New Video: Finland is the Land of the Midnight Sun

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2013 12:17 GMT

With the Midnight Sun keeping darkness at bay for two months, summer in Finland is truly a season of light. Days are endless, and so are the possibilities.

Snowshoes Give You Float!

Snowshoes Give You Float!

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2013 10:18 GMT

Accessing Finland’s magical wintry landscapes and silvery forests is not just for experienced trekkers. A pair of snowshoes is your ticket to discover pristine nature covered in deep snow.

Taste the North in Helsinki’s Local Food Restaurants

Taste the North in Helsinki’s Local Food Restaurants

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2012 10:49 GMT

In recent years, a score of young chefs armed with pride in Nordic cuisine and a passion for local ingredients have set up their own restaurants in Finnish capital Helsinki. See our tips on where to go foraging for fresh northern flavours on your visit.

Skate Your Way Through Finland’s Lakes and Seas

Skate Your Way Through Finland’s Lakes and Seas

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2012 08:01 GMT

Tour skating is a great way to spend sunny winter days outdoors. Finland’s Lakeland and the Baltic Sea around Åland are ideal for speeding through breath-taking national landscapes on a pair of skates.

Check Out the Christmas Markets in Finland’s Cities - Don’t Forget to Visit Santa in Lapland!

Check Out the Christmas Markets in Finland’s Cities - Don’t Forget to Visit Santa in Lapland!

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2012 12:24 BST

Finland is Christmas country and the home of Santa Claus. In December, three main cities Helsinki, Turku and Tampere all host lovely Christmas markets, and, as usual, Santa is eager to receive visitors at his grounds in Lapland.

Let Your Northern Light Shine!

Let Your Northern Light Shine!

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2012 13:04 BST

The solar cycle that affects the magnitude of the Aurora Borealis is at its peak this coming winter. In other words, it’s a great time for spotting the phenomenon in Finnish Lapland!

Autumn in Finland = design delights

Autumn in Finland = design delights

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2012 14:51 BST

Once again, design lights up the darkening autumn nights in Finland.

Autumn Leaf Colour and Adrenaline Rushes in Finnish Lapland

Autumn Leaf Colour and Adrenaline Rushes in Finnish Lapland

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2012 09:18 BST

One of the most underrated seasons in Finland is Ruska, or autumn leaf colour in more international terms.

Double Capital Jubilee Reflected in Helsinki Festival’s Juicy Programme

Double Capital Jubilee Reflected in Helsinki Festival’s Juicy Programme

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2012 13:57 BST

This year, Helsinki celebrates 200 years as Finnish capital as well as being World Design Capital. To honour the double jubilee, the city’s main annual cultural event, Helsinki Festival, introduces an extra juicy programme that caters for all tastes and ages.

Yet Unnamed Polar Bear Cub Set to Skyrocket Visitor Numbers at Finland’s Ranua Zoo – Watch Video!

Yet Unnamed Polar Bear Cub Set to Skyrocket Visitor Numbers at Finland’s Ranua Zoo – Watch Video!

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2012 08:56 BST

Having just turned six months, the first native Finnish polar bear is alive and well, not to mention quite the charmer.

World Design Capital Helsinki: Event Updates

World Design Capital Helsinki: Event Updates

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2012 12:35 BST

The offerings get better and better as the summer draws near. Space age summer house? Check out these top picks!

Three new hotels open prior to the summer season in Finland

Three new hotels open prior to the summer season in Finland

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2012 12:10 BST

The summer season sees three new quality accommodation providers in Finland's central cities.

Finland's Savonlinna Opera Festival Celebrates 100 Years

Finland's Savonlinna Opera Festival Celebrates 100 Years

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2012 08:14 BST

It’s a big year for one of the best known Finnish cultural events, the Savonlinna Opera Festival; it’s been 100 years since Aino Ackté, the most illustrious Finnish soprano of her day, made the event happen for the first time.

Angry Birds Land opens at Särkänniemi Theme Park

Angry Birds Land opens at Särkänniemi Theme Park

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2012 14:18 BST

Särkänniemi Adventure Park in Tampere has opened its doors for the summer season with a brand new attraction, the world’s first Angry Birds Land.

Grab a Taste of Helsinki!

Grab a Taste of Helsinki!

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2012 13:45 BST

From June 14-17, fine dining will be transported to Kansalaistorin puisto in Central Helsinki. The Taste of Helsinki event consists of four days of summer eating, drinking and entertainment.

Tour the Finnish West Coast for a Summer You’ll Never Forget!

Tour the Finnish West Coast for a Summer You’ll Never Forget!

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2012 13:49 BST

Finland’s West Coast is scattered with cities, villages and islands that come to life in the summer. Coastal lifestyle, wooden old towns and countless events charm both locals and visitors. Tour the west coast for festivals, sun, sandy beaches, lighthouse islands and a whole lot more.