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WATCH: The tropical oasis in the middle of Helsinki

It's been a long winter with some bitterly cold temperatures over the last several months. Even now with spring (possibly!) coming soon, the weather has been variable from sub-zero temperatures to sudden thaws and melting ice, then back to freezing...

GALLERY: Finnish chefs awarded Michelin stars

Five Finnish restaurants, all in the capital city, have retained their prestigious Michelin stars, while a new restaurant has been awarded its first star. Restaurants Ask, Demo, Grön, Ola and Ora all kept their current Michelin star rankings when the...

WATCH: Penkkarit parade – costumes and candy for the last day of school

High school seniors across the country celebrated today with noisy and colourful penkkarit parades. It's a tradition that dates back generations, when seniors marked the last day of school before study leave and spring exams. The students dress up in costume,...

WATCH: Flowers and friendship – how Finns celebrate Valentine’s Day

Romantics from Rovaniemi to Riihimäki (and all points in between!) are saying it with flowers, and celebrating St. Valentine's Day today. In Finland however, it's not just a day for loved-up couples. It's also known as 'Ystävänpäivä' or Friends Day...

Ready for departure: new airport terminal is cleared for take-off

Helsinki Airport will debut a brand new terminal space for long haul passengers this month. 'Aukio' is designed to be a first impression of Finland showcasing design, natural wood and high tech innovations to add more facilities, more shops and...

WATCH: Chinese New Year celebrations in Helsinki

Thousands of people came to celebrate Chinese New Year in Helsinki on Monday night. The Year of the Pig was ushered in with traditional music, displays of martial arts, and lion and dragon dancing. Red lanterns lit up Kansalaistori in the...

WATCH: Finland by numbers – week 2

We’re taking a look at some of the numbers behind the stories of the past week, so get out your calculator, abacus or just use your fingers and start counting!

WATCH: Finland by numbers – week 1

We're taking a look at some of the numbers behind the stories of the past week, so get out your calculator, abacus or just use your fingers and start counting!

Lux Festival lights up the winter darkness

The annual Lux Festival us underway in Helsinki, bringing art installations to light up some of the city's best known buildings. The five day event, which runs from Saturday 5th January until Wednesday 9th January, has a core group of...

WATCH: Espoo’s firework-free New Year’s Eve celebration

The city of Espoo staged Finland's first firework-free New Year's Eve celebration on Monday night, ditching pyrotechnics for a lavish laser show instead. The move came on sustainability grounds, and to try something different as the city reintroduced an official...

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Supreme Court orders Nordic Resistance Movement banned

Finland's Supreme Court has upheld the decisions of two lower courts, and ordered the Nordic Resistance Movement banned. The group had appealed those rulings to...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Unemployment rising, employment weakens New figures from Statistics Finland on Tuesday morning show the position of employment has weakened, while unemployment has risen compared with...

Report: Estonian government to limit Finland travel

The Estonian government plans to limit travel between Estonia and Finland after a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in that country. Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas...

Councilor to file police report after Finns Party pigs video

A local councilor in Helsinki says he'll file a report to the police after a Finns Party politician in Central Ostrobothnia posted an inflammatory...

Investigators looking at weather, age of ship and maintenance after Viking Line ferry runs aground

Investigators from Otkes, the Finnish Safety Investigation Authority, are beginning their work into the circumstances of how the Viking Amorella ferry ran aground in...

Morning headlines: Monday 21st September 2020

Investigation begins after ferry runs aground The Finnish Safety Investigation Authority Otkes will start an investigation into the circumstances of how the Viking Amorella ferry...

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...

Q&A – New immigration registration process for Brits in Finland

A new system for British nationals is coming into effect in Finland from 1st October, after President Sauli Niinistö signed the final legal paperwork...