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Pick 6: Quirky capital city saunas for autumn

November is arguably the most grim month of the year: the temperatures drop, the leaves are gone, clocks shift back an hour and many...

Helsinki museum gifted “millions” by mysterious art lover

A Helsinki museum has received more than a million euros in a donation from a mystery benfactor. The Didrichsen Art Museum in Kuusisaari has been...

Finnish-Swedish Heritage Day celebrated in Finland

November 6th marks the annual Swedish Heritage Day - or Svenska Dagen - in Finland. The event celebrates the contribution that Swedish-speaking Finns have made...

Hot rocks: Japanese enthusiasts turn sauna volume up to 11

Sauna enthusiasts in Japan are blasting away the notion of a traditional Finnish sauna as a quiet place to relax and contemplate the steam...

Culture vultures: Museokortti triples the cardholder’s museum visits

People who buy a Museum Card Museokortti go to museums three times more than people without one. That's the findings of a large new survey...

Recommended reading: books spark imagination during autumn holidays

The pages of a book can transport its reader to other countries, other times or other worlds, and that's why the Finnish National Agency...

Finland celebrates Day of Literature, with flags flying for Aleksis Kivi

Flags are flying across the country today to celebrate the annual Day of Finnish Literature, and the life and work of one of Finland’s...

Tampere unveils ‘walk of fame’ for Finnish music stars

Tampere has unveiled its very own equivalent to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tähtikatu - Star Street - celebrates the achievements of famous Finnish musicians...

Love & Anarchy Festival begins with gender parity pledge

Lights, cameras, action! The 32nd annual Helsinki International Film Festival HIFF Love & Anarchy gets underway on Thursday and this year it's making a new...

Helsinki’s Oodi wins world’s best new library award

Helsinki's Oodi Central Library has won the title of world's best new public library. It was chosen at the World Library and Information Congress which...