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GALLERY: Vaasa sand sculptures

Students in Vaasa were forced to use sand this week in their annual snow sculpting contest due to a lack of snow! The competition took place on Tuesday afternoon, but because of the lack of snow, organisers made the decision...

WATCH: French jets arrive in Finland for a week of combat tests

Two Rafale fighter jets built by French manufacturer Dassault have landed at Pirkkala Air Force Base to start two weeks of intensive testing and evaluation. They’re the second of five aircraft types which will be coming to Finland through the...

GALLERY: Finland’s colourful winter birds

It might be the warmest winter for a decade in Finland, but there's still been some record snowfalls in Lapland, and plenty of winter wildlife to spot. Kuusamo in north-east Finland has some of the best examples of old growth...

WATCH: Eurofighter jets arrive at Pirkkala for Top Gun tests

Two Eurofighter Typhoon jets have touched down at Pirkkala Air Force Base to start two weeks of intensive testing and evaluation. They're the first of five aircraft types which will arrive in Finland in the coming weeks, as the Air...

GALLERY: Explore Lux Festival in spectacular detail

Tens of thousands of people have walked on the Lux Festival route through the streets of Helsinki already this year. The annual arts festival runs through Wednesday 8th January and lights up the nights during the darkest time of...

WATCH: Lux Festival brings fire and light to the darkest days of winter

Helsinki's annual arts festival Lux is back again for 2020, lighting up the capital city during the darkest days of winter. This year sees Lux visitors taking a new route around the city, starting at Senate Square and going through...

WATCH: Three words Santa wants you to use this Christmas

With festivities in full swing all around the world, Santa Claus has three words he would like everyone to use more this Christmas. Speaking from his home in Finnish Lapland, Santa says he hopes that people have had a very...

WATCH: Charity volunteers serve Christmas lunches

A small army of volunteers gave up part of their Christmas Eve on Tuesday to serve thousands of meals at Helsinki's Mesukeskus. The lunches were provided to guests of the Hursti Foundation, which welcomes homeless people, those on low incomes,...

GALLERY: Discovering Lapland’s snow monsters

Riisitunturi National Park in Posi, eastern Lapland, is famous for its snow-burdened trees during the winter months. Crown snow, or tykky in Finnish, forms in lawyers from cooled water droplets in fog that freeze on contact with the trees, and...

WATCH: Santa Lucia annual parade in Helsinki

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The number of children born in Finland drops to famine-era low

Finland’s declining birth rate has reached a level where the number of children being born is as low now, as it was during the...

Morning headlines: Thursday 23rd January 2020

Finland's birth rate reaches 'famine level low' Finland's declining birth rate has reached a level where it's as low as during the famine years of...

Which MPs attend committee meetings, and who’s missing out?

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Chelsea Flower Show garden celebrates Finland’s Baltic coast

A Finnish garden at this year's Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London will celebrate the country's Baltic coast and sauna culture. 'The Finnish...