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GALLERY: Birds of Suomenoja wetlands

Suomenoja wetland area in Espoo is the cite of a former sewage treatment plant which has become a paradise for many bird species. One of the most well-known birds at Suomenoja is the black headed gull. The colony at Suomenoja...

WATCH: Thousand-strong virtual choir commemorates Veteran’s Day anniversary

Flags are flying in Finland to mark Veteran's Day - which this year also commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of the Lapland War. On this day in 1945 the last German forces crossed the border at Enontekiö into...

GALLERY: Spring awakening for Finland’s hibernating wild bears

Despite the current coronavirus restrictions - and after the dark snowless winter months - spring has reached at least the southern half of Finland. In the east of the country however, brown bears are waking up from their hibernation in...

GALLERY: Adorable forest rodents foraging in the snow

The bank vole is Finland’s most abundant mammal with a population estimated at about 300 million during peak years. Bank voles live in forest and wetland edges and clear-cut forest. You can also find bank voles in gardens. What makes the...

WATCH: Espoo brewery sends ‘thirst aid’ to Australia

An Espoo brewery is sending some 'thirst aid' to Australia, by donating proceeds from a special beer to bushfire relief efforts. Fat Lizard Brewing in Otaniemi came up with the idea after seeing videos from the recent devastating fires across...

GALLERY: Look out for spring flowers arriving early

Spring is just around the corner, in fact nature seems to think it has already started, with hazel trees flowering, blackbirds mating and birds already arriving from their wintering grounds. This is very unusual for February, which is normally the...

WATCH: Do Finns prefer strawberry jam or almond paste?

Finns celebrate Shrove Tuesday this week – known as Laskiainen in Finnish. It’s the culmination of late winter, and the start of the Easter period, and blends official church religious doctrines and pagan traditions as well. In Finland some of those...

WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet, and one Growler variant of the aircraft to take part...

WATCH: Penkkarit celebrations culminate in candy and colour

Students in many parts of the country are celebrating today with noisy and colourful penkkarit parades. Although some events already took place last week, the tradition culminates today in a cultural rite of passage that dates back generations as high...

WATCH: Two American F-35 jets arrive at Pirkkala after delayed Atlantic crossing

Two F-35A Lightning fighter jets built by American manufacturer Lockheed Martin have arrived at Pirkkala Air Base, to being a week of intensive testing and evaluation. The jets landed on Sunday evening, their arrival delayed by bad weather on the...

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Coronavirus round-up: Thursday 28th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Conflicting messages on domestic summer travel Mixed reaction...

Municipal workers reach new pay and conditions deal

Thousands of workers in the municipal sector, including some teachers, nurses and other  healthcare workers, will be covered by a new collective bargaining contract...

Stay or go? Conflicting signals on domestic summer travel

Should you go to summer cottage this weekend, or stay at home? Are you allowed to plan a domestic travel 'staycation' this summer or...

Prime Minister’s sick leave continues until the end of the week

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is on sick leave until the end of the week. In a statement, the PM's office says she is suffering from...

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods

Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years, with up to 5-meter surges that threaten...

Cautious government response, critical opposition response to EU recovery plan

The Government has given a guarded response to the new EU coronavirus economic recovery plan, while Finland's main opposition parties have been more critical. On...

Morning headlines: Thursday 28th May 2020

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years,...

Coronavirus round-up: Wednesday 27th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Finland begins first domestic face mask production Unemployment...