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Police attacked with bottles and stones in Midsummer Eve brawl

Police officers have been pelted with bottles and stones, after intervening in a Midsummer Eve brawl in Helsinki. It happened at Hietaniemi beach around 02:00...

Hold the sausages! A century of Finland’s changing Midsummer traditions

As people in Finland enjoy the long Midsummer weekend holiday - with mostly hot weather this year - they're taking part in annual rituals...

Watch your speed and take driving breaks during Midsummer travel

The annual summer migration of Finns from cities and towns to their summer cottages for the Midsummer holiday has begun. Thursday is the busiest outbound...

Midsummer weather: turn up the temperatures!

As Finland starts an annual slowing down towards the Midsummer holiday weekend the most one question everyone wants to know is what the weather's...

Midsummer drownings, car deaths and driving bans

While many people in Finland enjoyed a long Midsummer holiday, the police and other 112 emergency services were kept on their toes. At least five...

Midsummer weather: your full holiday weekend forecast

Midsummer is the most-anticipated holiday of the year in Finland, with many people heading away from home to their countryside, coast or lakeside cottages. And...

VR gears up for one of its busiest travel weeks

With the Midsummer holidays approaching, VR is gearing up for one of its busiest travel weeks of the year. Around 230,000 passengers are expected to...