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Lapland Troops Search For Unexploded Munitions

Troops in northern Finland have started a search for unexploded ordinance that could be a threat to local residents in Ivalo. Ten soldiers from Jaeger...

Hot Right Now: Temperatures Soar

You might call it the 'Suomi Summer Sizzle' - because the country roasted in high temperatures on Monday. Both Turku and Heinola hit highs of...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Three Reasons To Be Critical About The Planned...

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications wants to build an Arctic railway line through the indigenous Sámi heartland in Northern Finland. The Ministry recently...

WEEKEND: From Holy Land To Lapland – Finland’s Surprising Seasonal Visitors

A surprising number of winter visitors from Israel are making a big impact on the local economy of Rovaniemi, as thousands come each year...

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...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Saana Illumination Is Grotesque & Reeks Of Colonialism

The Saana fell in Kilpisjärvi, in the 'Arm of Finland' is illuminated on Monday and Tuesday as part of the official programme celebrating Finland's 100 years of Independence. Saana lies in the heartland of the Sámiland - a thoroughly colonized area, which has...

VIDEO: Glowing Fireball Lights Up Lapland Sky

A once-in-a-decade fireball lit up part of the night sky in Lapland yesterday evening. According to the Astronomical Society Ursa, a phenomenon this bright is...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Sámi Of The Year

I was named the 2017 Sámi of the Year on Saturday. What an honour and what a responsibility! First and foremost, the title is an...

The Ice Dragon Cometh: China’s Arctic Ambitions

Chinese companies are investing billions of euros in Lapland projects. There's plans for a railway linking the north of Finland with Asia routes. They're...

Where The Truth Lies: Finland’s New Attempts At Sámi Reconciliation

The Finnish Government has set aside €200,000 to launch a new commission to look at reconciliation between the Finnish state and Sámi people. While the...