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Hot sunny weather sweetens Finland’s strawberry crop

The recent spell of warm weather means that Finland’s strawberry season is off to a good start in southern and central areas this year. The...

Senate Square gears up for socially-distant summer reinvention

Helsinki's Senate Square, usually the focal point of tourist activity in the capital during summer, is getting a socially-distant reinvention. On 1st July the square...

Finland roasts in hottest June day for more than 80 years

Finland is roasting this week as temperatures peaked on Thursday at 32.7°C in Kronoby in Ostrobothnia - between Jakobstad and Kokkola. It's officially the hottest...

Warmer water temperatures increasing algae growth

The warm summer temperatures heating the coastal Baltic Sea have helped blue-green algae bloom earlier than usual. While the algae levels on most beaches are...

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...

Life’s a beach: Finland’s swimming water quality rated “excellent” by EU

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, it probably is! Finland's summer swimming spots have been rated "excellent" by...

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...

Barbecue books: Libraries to offer grills on loan for summer

Finns are known for their love of libraries - and in the summer also known for their love of outdoor grilling. So it's perhaps not...

Coronavirus epidemic means fewer summer jobs available

The number of summer jobs available this year in Finland has dropped compared to the year before. According to the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade...

Signs of summer: Amusement parks and zoos set to re-open

Summer might be getting off to an enforced slow start for Finland's seasonal tourist attractions, but with lockdown restrictions easing at the beginning of...