An American recounts memories of Midsummer in Finland: metal bands, seaside bonfires, barbecues and mosquito bites.
Finland’s cross-country skiing tradition remains dynamic, from young urban skiers to crowd-attracting annual races.
Slideshow and video: Multilingual Finnish app NatureGate makes it easy to identify and learn about plants and animals.
Our American reporter discovers camaraderie and unexpected culinary experiences at traditional crayfish parties.
Summer in Finland forms the season of festivals: music, film, dance – even strawberries. Here are our picks.
All of Finland goes wild every year on May Day. Our photographers capture the spirit of the holiday in a slideshow.
In Finland, retreating to the summer cottage helps maintain wellbeing by tuning into nature, resting and relaxing.
On a budget? You can still get the most out of your visit to Helsinki.
In every genre, Finnish bands are playing to packed houses. Here are the top 10 according to a survey on our FB page.
You look great! HEL LOOKS documents Helsinki style in all its originality and charm.
Keep active and fit during the Finnish winter with ice skating, ice swimming, Nordic walking and even bicycling.
Who are the Northern Governors? How’s their debut album? And what does a Finnish band have to do with Nigeria?
See summer life in Helsinki with a local guide on our whirlwind video tour. (Photo: Niklas Sjöblom/Taivasalla)
What could be better than brunch? We tour the capital's best brunch locations, from the traditional to the edgy.
Cricket is growing in Finland despite its unfamiliar rules and uniforms. Spring brings the start of the outdoor season.
The world premiere of Robin Hood begins a year of celebration as the Finnish National Opera turns 100.
This one is not for kids: Rare Exports turns the concept of the Christmas film – and of Christmas itself – on its head.
We propose a toast to the joys of Finnish summer, which arrives like a miracle after the long, dark Nordic winter.
Discover the hidden meanings behind the names of some famous and not-so-famous Finns.
Jouni Palosaari helped lift Lapland's Levi ski resort from small-time holiday destination to World Cup slalom venue.
Work hard, play hard: The Design Factory, part of Helsinki's new Aalto University, churns out ideas, projects and products.
Party point of view: We take you to the best bars and nightclubs in the Finnish capital.
The Finnish capital is small enough to lack big-city stress, yet cosmopolitan enough to offer a large selection of dining and shopping.
A city girl lands in Lapland and is surprised to find that she loves the wilderness and the midnight sun.
Just say yes: If you want to get to know Finnish culture, don't be intimidated by the sauna. With our beginner's guide, there's nothing to it.
With its unspoiled wilderness and tens of thousands of lakes, Finland forms a natural destination for fishing enthusiasts.
The Finns are fascinated by – and very good at – motorsports, high-speed cooperation between humans and technology.
East and west meet in Finland, where chefs combine international inspiration and high-quality domestic ingredients to create unforgettable dining experiences.
Finland boasts more than 1,000 libraries. Library 10 in the heart of Helsinki lets users borrow – or create – a world of experiences.
Do try this at home: We present the best of traditional Finnish cooking in recipe format.
Finland’s largest arts festival is held at multiple venues in Helsinki as summer turns to autumn.