President Sauli Niinistö to Travel to Madrid for NATO Summit

President Niinistö will participate in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of heads of state and government.

‘The Natural Forms’ Exhibition of 2022 at Finnish President’s Summer Residence Open to Public; Closed in August for Two Years

We visited the exhibition that includes works inspired by flora, the organic shapes of plants and fruit and the use of natural materials at the president’s official summer residence, Kultaranta, in Naantali, southwestern Finland.

Hot Weather Ahead for Midsummer

The weather’s going to be hot for Midsummer and beyond.

Tuesday, June 21, was the Longest Day of the Year

The start of summer astrologically falls on the summer solstice, and in Finland it’s today; it marks the moment when the Earth’s poles are at their maximum tilt toward the sun.

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GALLERY: National Parade on the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces Attracted a Large Crowd in Helsinki

The national parade on the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces takes over the streets in Helsinki on Saturday.

GALLERY: Finns Celebrate Winter Olympics Ice Hockey Gold at the Market Square

People gather at the Market Square in Helsinki to celebrate the Olympic gold medal in ice hockey.

REPORTAGE: A Friday Night at the Convoy Finland Protest, Which Jammed the Traffic and Gathered More Than 700 People

Photojournalist Tony Öhberg spent the night observing the Convoy Finland protest that gathered hundreds on Friday and where 55 people ended up in police custody.

GALLERY – Hundreds Protest Against Corona Restrictions: Great Speeches When the Pols Are Not Speaking

Hundreds gathered in Helsinki to remind the decision-makers that this is the final lockdown.

GALLERY: The Police Arrest 21 During the Independence Day Protests in Helsinki

Over 2,000 people took part in various protests on Finland’s 104th Independence Day.

GALLERY: Dozens Observe the Unveiling of Stockmann’s Christmas Window on Saturday

The historical, festive window that unveiled the curtains for the first time in 1949 attracted large crowds to Helsinki center on Saturday afternoon.

GALLERY: Linnanmäki Amusement Park Welcomes the Visitor to a Colorful Dreamland

The Linnanmäki amusement park is endowed with color as the traditional Carnival of Light has kicked off.

GALLERY: Bronze Medals, High Scores; How Finns Battled the Best in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Finland Today followed the Tokyo Games closely. Here are the highlights in pictures.

GALLERY: Finest Finnish Jazz Artists Charm Crowd in Pori on Hot Summer Day

We joined the final day of an intimate Pori Jazz event at the beautiful Kirjurinluoto Park. Here are the highlights.

GALLERY: Cubans Who Live in Finland Take to the Streets in Helsinki Center

In Finland, the Cubans are worried about their families who live on the island.

GALLERY: Elokapina Activists Camp on Main Road in Helsinki Overnight

Activists of the Elokapina movement set up a camping site on one of the busiest roads in Helsinki.

GALLERY: Peat Producers Block Traffic in Helsinki With 80 Trucks

Peat producers arrived in front of the Parliament Building in trucks to make some noise for the industry.

GALLERY: Hundreds Gather to Protest Against Coronavirus Restrictions in Helsinki

Hardly any of the demonstrators wore a mask, some were holding hands, or, just, rubbing shoulder against shoulder.

GALLERY: Blizzard Slams Helsinki

We followed people in the center of Finland’s capital for two days. Aiming to capture the joy and struggle in photographs amid the first blizzard of the year.

GALLERY: Finland Turns 103

Finland’s Independence Day began in exceptional circumstances. In the evening, citizens are urged to join the celebration remotely.

GALLERY: Helsinki – A Day Before the Spreading Phase

We observed the streets of Helsinki on Wednesday, November 18, a day before the capital region declared having moved to the spreading phase in the coronavirus pandemic.

GALLERY: Event Organizers Protest to Raise Awareness of Their Financial Troubles

View the gallery of event organizers protest in Helsinki on chilly Tuesday afternoon.

GALLERY: People in Helsinki Cover Themselves in Masks

We observed the crowd wearing face masks in dowtown Helsinki on Friday.

GALLERY: Wet Snow Covers Helsinki

Many parts of Finland were covered in snow on Thursday morning.

GALLERY: Seniors of Upper Secondary School Hang Banners With Trump, Groke and Vegetarianism

About 4,000 seniors of upper secondary school (abit) in a hundred trucks celebrated ‘penkkarit’ in Helsinki.

GALLERY: Chinese New Year Festival Takes Over Casino Helsinki

The beginning of the Year of the Metal Rat was celebrated at the Casino Helsinki. View the highlights.

GALLERY: Finnish Sports Gala in Pictures

Here are the highlights of the Finnish Sports Gala.

PICTURES: National Lucia Sara Ray, 24, Brings Light to Snowless Helsinki

The national Lucia procession illuminates downtown Helsinki.

GALLERY: Finns Go Berserk After Finland Qualifies to European Championship in Football

The fans in Helsinki climbed, shouted, made the cars “dance” limbo and more.

GALLERY: Muji Opens its First Store in Finland

The 3,400 square meter store is the largest in Europe with up to 7,000 different products.


Macy Gray Sings Finns Into a Frenzy in Helsinki

Macy Gray, the Grammy-winning, soul, jazz and R&B singer, entertained a big room full of people at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki. Before the show, she talked to Finland Today about her approach to music.

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