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Helsinki Crowned Europe’s Busiest Passenger Port

The Port of Helsinki has become the busiest passenger port in Europe according to new figures. In 2017, 11.8 million ferry passengers sailed through the...

Major Transport Changes For Capital City Region

If you're traveling by public transport in the capital city region this week - especially to or from Espoo - you'll be facing some...

Selling Christmas In Finland – Without Santa

At this time of year, it's not too difficult to attract tourists to Lapland. The combination of snowy winter weather, the possibility to glimpse...

Mirage: Why Helsinki’s ‘Grand Mosque’ Disappeared

Plans by Muslim developers to build a Grand Mosque complex in Helsinki never really gained any support from local government due to fears about...

Lightbringer: The Story Of Finland’s New Winter War Memorial

A striking new sculpture lights up the dark skies this week, when Finland's first ever national memorial to the Winter War of 1939 and...

Nordic Council Looks For New Relevance In Energy, Language and ID...

A politician from the Faroe Islands tells a joke. "What's the difference between the Nordic Council and a camel?" "A camel can work for a week...

BREAKING: Two People Stabbed Outside Parliament

The two foreign men apparently stabbed themselves in a suicide attempt on the steps of parliament. STT Finnish News Agency reports that two people with...

Candles & Flowers Commemorate Anniversaries

In Helsinki and Turku today, people left flowers and candles to remember two anniversaries. Helsinki Assault At Helsinki's Central Railway Station, well-wishers placed candles on the...

Pekka Sauri Column: Is Tourism a Blessing or a Curse?

In the past few months, I’ve noted that sentiments critical of mass tourism are growing around Europe. Barcelona, Venice and Dubrovnik are recent examples,...