Borders, Why Bother?

National identity can be a strong component of self-identity, highlighted by an interview with two refugees on their experiences in Finland.

Helsinki City Museum Sets a New Standard – Opens on Friday

Helsinki City Museum has completely raised the benchmark on what can be realised in a museum space, both technologically, interactively, and societally. The space offers a rich, sensory experience free of charge, delivers information in spades, and promises to entertain any visitor, no matter their predilections.

Your Guide To Vappu

Vappu is a long-standing tradition in Finland and one of the most exciting days of the calendar year, starting on the 30th of April with vappuaatto

Finnish School Food – Sampling Changing Attitudes

Gastro, a three day catering and food exhibition held at Messukeskus, was certainly a strange venue to be sampling the possible future of Finnish school food. Nestled between a cooking competition with tens of ...

The Art of Naked Networking

I sat in sauna with a true sauna freak, Samu, who I got to know as a sauna fanatic. Samu takes the Finns’ proud tradition of taking hot steam baths in small, confined rooms to a whole new level.

Kallio Block Party Entertains a Crowd of 10,000

The Kurvi urban area in Kallio was transformed on Saturday afternoon, as long sections of both Hämeentie and Helsinginkatu were closed down to motorised traffic, bringing to life the fifth inception of Kallio-liike's (Kallio Initiative) annual block party.

I Am the Proud Antithesis of Olli Immonen’s Ethos

With Gaelic, Celtic, Scandinavian, West African and Carib Indian ancestry and a wider family that is made up of about every demographic on the planet my children and I are the proud antithesis of Immonen's ethos.

Finland Is the Hotbed of Frisbee Golf

At the Nokia DiscGolfPark it was clear that Finland is one of the hotbeds in mastering the game where you throw Frisbees, in a game where accuracy, precision and mentality determine the winner as the player who throws fewest number of shots to the basket wins.

Whisky Business

UISGE whisky festival brings together the whisky enthusiasts and about 200 bottles of unique flavours from around the world.