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GALLERY: Discovering Finland’s urban wildlife residents

How well do you know your neighbours? No, not your human neighbours, but the other animals that share our cities, towns and villages with us. There is a surprising variety of wildlife in Finnish towns. From small rodents like voles to...

GALLERY: Finland’s great tits! Also blue tits, coal tits, crested tits and more!

The Paridae is a large family of small birds found in the Northern Hemisphere and Africa. They are commonly referred to as tits over most of their distribution, but in North America they are known as chickadees or titmice. In...

WATCH: Spectacular last gasp goal seals Helmarit win in Scotland

A last gasp goal in the 95th minute of the game sealed victory for the Finnish women's national football team 0-1 against Scotland in Edinburgh on Tuesday night. With the win, Helmarit have put themselves at the top of their...

GALLERY: Winter is around the corner

Winter is coming, but it will be a bit late. Sometime soon most if not all of Finland should get a covering of snow, transforming the landscape. The outlines of shapes and contours will soften, small bushes like bilberry...

GALLERY: Nutcrackers, magpies and ravens – meet Finland’s resident corvids

In Finland there are eight species of bird in the Corvidae - or corvid - family. Some of these can be seen every day, in any part of the country, while others you can only find in old-growth forest,...

WATCH: Helsinki Herring Market brings coastal food traditions to the capital

The Baltic Herring Market has been a Helsinki tradition since 1743. Every autumn fishing boats from along the southern coast and Archipelago - from Kotka to Åland - make their way to the capital city's Market Square to sell their...

WATCH: How coronavirus changed Finland’s population

Did you know that the coronavirus pandemic is already having an impact on Finland's population? According to Statistics Finland the number of people in Finland has increased this year, as a result of more Finns coming home. And in December...

WATCH: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ up for sale

It's been described as Finland's smallest restaurant, serving traditional Danish open sandwiches called smørrebrød to customers in Helsinki's Töölö neighbourhood since 1964. But now the owners of Tanskalainen Voileipä are hoping to retire, and would like to sell their unique...

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...

WATCH: Tampere’s new trams start a week of test trips

Tampere's new tram takes to the streets today in a week of test runs - but without passengers. The tests will take place between Turtola and Itsenäisyydenkatu station tunnel; and on Teiskontie between Sammonaukio and Kuapinkatu each day from 09:00...

Latest News

Morning headlines: Monday 18th January 2021

PM calls for release of Russian opposition politician Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has joined other EU leaders in calling for the release of Russian...

GALLERY: Discovering Finland’s urban wildlife residents

How well do you know your neighbours? No, not your human neighbours, but the other animals that share our cities, towns and villages with...

Morning headlines: Friday 15th January 2020

Cold snap continues across the country  A cold front with some extremely chilly temperatures continues across most of central, southern and eastern Finland on Friday...

Morning headlines: Thursday 14th January 2021

Coronavirus update: No new restrictions expected today Public health officials, and Minister Krista Kiuru (SDP) will give a coronavirus update on Thursday morning but are not...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 13th January 2021

Southern snow storm continues, as temperatures drop A snowstorm that swept through southern Finland in the last 36 hours continues on Wednesday, although snow will...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 12th January 2021

Snow storm brings dangerous driving conditions, power outages A snowstorm sweeping across western and southern Finland on Tuesday brings dangerous driving conditions to roads and...

Morning headlines: Monday 11th January 2021

Exceptionally heavy snowfall on the way from Monday night Meteorologists are warning of "exceptional" levels of snowfall with up to 30-40cm of accumulated snow forecast...

Morning headlines: Friday 8th January 2021

Minister calls for faster vaccine delivery from EU Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) has written to the EU's Health Commissioner calling for...