From the pastel, neoclassical streets of Helsinki to the farthest reaches of northern Lapland, Finland astounds at every turn. The Nordic nation has been inhabited for over 4,500 years and over time, has developed into a prosperous country with a distinct culture. Over 70% of the land is covered in forests, culminating in fresh air and spectacular scenery.
Head north to the famed Lappi (lapland) region and prepare to be stunned by the winter wonderland that awaits. The maakunta’s (region) capital Rovaniemi is known as the home of Santa Claus himself and boasts some of the world’s best views of the Aurora Borealis. Go reindeer-sledding through the snowy forests and sip warm glögi (spiced berry juice) as the northern lights swirl across the sky. Finland is an unforgettable destination for the inspired traveller. Click here to learn more about when is the best time to visit Finland.
Meet Taavi Heikkilä, the CEO of Frozen Innovations, the man who designs and builds snow castles across Lapland. How did you get into igloo making? I am from Lapland so I grew up making igloos. Everyone in Lapland learns how to make an igloo as a child. We would always dig into the piles of snow that had been piled up b...Read more
The greenest place on earth is also the happiest – and it's no coincidence Finland regularly tops the international league table as the cleanest, greenest and happiest place on earth. A high density of forest and a low density of people helps keep this nation green but a socially aware, environmentally forward thinking...Read more
Heavy metal and opera are on quite opposite ends of the musical spectrum but Finland has managed to make the two meet Finland is known really for only two kinds of music and they could not be at more polar ends of the musical spectrum. On the one end is the refined classical notes of an orchestral opera, at the other e...Read more
One of the happiest and greenest countries in the world is a world of nordic adventure. But, when is the best time to go? Finland conjures many images: a dazzling winter wonderland, home to ‘Santa’, the Northern Lights, and a pristine wilderness that covers much of the country. It also has a world-class dining sce...Read more