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Finland is the most sparsely populated country in the European Union, mostly covered with forest and packed with hundreds of thousands of lakes and islands!

Rovaniemi is the place to go to check out the Northern Lights, and you can go dog or reindeer sledding with the indigenous Sami people; and as well as cross country ski trails all over the north, there is downhill skiing at Saariselka and Levi.

The capital, Helsinki, has a reputation as a cool party city, and you can try local spirits such as cloudberry liqueur.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Suomenlinna sea fortress is a popular picnic spot during the long Summer days.

Our articles cover topics like how to visit Helsinki on a budget, festivals such as the Wife Carrying Championship and the heavy metal festival at the abandoned Tuska power station (now an art space), life amongst the Sami, and where to find the leeriest ice sculptures and craziest restaurants.

Finland Articles

Here’s where to find some of the cleanest air in the world

by PRI's The World
1

The backstory behind my raddest shots on Instagram

by Eeva Makinen
1

Pub crawling through Finland’s former capital

by Diana O'Gilvie
3

Budget guide to Helsinki

by Karen Dion

Will retirement homes no longer be for retirement? See how it’s working in Helsinki

by Kae Lani Kennedy

12 images that will make you want to visit Lapland

by Alice Latham
2

14 signs you were raised by Finnish parents

by Veera Papinoja
9

12 dead giveaways you’re from Finland

by Veera Papinoja
1

Check this 4K Finland timelapse with surreal skies

by Morgane Croissant
1

Finland is about to start paying every citizen $850 a month — no questions asked

by Matt Hershberger

How using retro-lenses can expand your photography

by Anders Lonnfeldt
1

15 experiences you need to have in Finland before you die

by Tiina Kokki
1

15 images that prove Finland is the most instagrammable place on the planet

by Katie Scott Aiton
46

10 signs you were born and raised in Finland

by Maari Parkkinen
25

How to piss off someone from Finland

by Piritta Paija
3

The joy of Finnish kindergartens will make you question how kids learn in the US

by Tim Walker
45

How to piss off a Finn

by Maari Parkkinen
23

The 14 dirtiest Finnish expressions (and how to not use them)

by Veera Papinoja
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