Arts & Culture

Tiny dining: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ is up for sale, and looking for just the right buyer

A tiny restaurant in Töölö, part of the Helsinki neighbourhood's fabric for more than half a century,  is up for sale - but the new owners will have to commit to maintaining the unique atmosphere and vintage recipes that...

GALLERY: Autumn brings mushroom explosion to Finland’s forests

Late summer and early autumn is the time when the hidden mycorrhizae of the forest produce their fruiting bodies that are better known as mushrooms - but not all of them are edible. Fungi are very important organisms in ecosystems. They...

Oval Office ceremony marks return, reburial of Indigenous remains from Finnish museum

A ceremony at the Oval Office with US President Donald Trump marked the end of a four year process to return Indigenous bones and burial objects from the National Museum of Finland to their ancestral homelands. The remains of 20...

Amur leopards heading to Helsinki Zoo for conservation programme

Two young Amur leopards will arrive at Helsinki's Korkeassari Zoo this year as part of an international breeding programme to help save the endangered species. There's currently around 100 individual animals living in the wild in Russia's Far East, and...

Big Brother: Reality TV show puts a new twist on life in lockdown during coronavirus

Imagine a scenario where you're isolated in your home, and have limited contact with other people. That of course is the premise for the long-running reality TV show Big Brother Suomi which returned to Finnish screens this week, but it's...

Korkeasaari’s oldest resident, Coco the sloth, dies age 47

The oldest resident at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo has died age 47. Coco the Hoffman's two-toed sloth - nicknamed Lazy Coco in Finnish - was the oldest of her species in Europe, one of the oldest in the world, and had...

Helsinki Pride Week begins, with PM Sanna Marin as patron

Helsinki Pride Week gets underway on Monday, postponed from its usual June date due to the coronavirus situation at that time. Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is the patron of this year's events, the first time a PM has taken...

Finnish conductor received threats over controversial BBC performance

Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska says she and her family have received abuse and even threats, after a newspaper article implied she played some role in the BBC's decision to include only orchestral versions of two patriotic songs in a performance this...

Finland’s first newspaper for children hits the newsstands

A new weekly newspaper, the first in Finland aimed specifically at children, launches in Finland on Wednesday. The 24-page Lasten Uutiset is produced by Helsingin Sanomat, and is an extension of their popular children's news brand which has offered a...

Get into hiking: Tips for exploring Nuuksio and Sipoonkorpi – even if you’re a beginner!

This weekend is set to be another warm one, with temperatures hitting +22°C - possibly for the last time this summer. If you're in the Helsinki metropolitan region having two national parks right on the doorstep of Helsinki, Vantaa and...

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Finland’s rugby champions crowned, despite disrupted Covid-19 season

Finland's domestic rugby season came to a climax this weekend after a summer season curtailed by coronavirus restrictions. Although other sports have started their competitions...

GALLERY: Autumn brings mushroom explosion to Finland’s forests

Late summer and early autumn is the time when the hidden mycorrhizae of the forest produce their fruiting bodies that are better known as mushrooms...

Report: American officials lied to Congress over Finnish journalist’s award

A new report by the US State Department's Office of Inspector General found that American officials lied to Congress about the reasons for revoking...

Experts: Finland’s United Nations bid comes with diplomatic challenges

Finland's bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council faces diplomatic challenges that mean the Nordic nation may have to...

HUS: Start wearing face masks in shops, banks, libraries, church and more

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, Finland's biggest public healthcare provider, says they now recommend that face masks, covering nose and mouth, should be...

Morning headlines: Friday 25th September 2020

Mask recommendations extend to almost all public spaces Public health authorities have issued new recommendations that means wearing a mask which covers the nose and...

Finland tightens borders, again, amid rising Covid-19 numbers in Europe

The Government has announced new restrictions on foreigners who want to come to Finland, which come into effect from Monday 28th September. The new rules...

Viking Line picks up the bill after ferry rescue company demands cargo collaterol

Viking Line will pick up the bill for maritime salvage being levied at truck owners by the company that towed the M/S Amorella into...