Arctic Finland

Finland is taking over the two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council at the beginning of May 2017. In celebration of this, we have created a new subcategory, “Arctic”, which gathers together all our relevant Arctic content from recent years.

So, wondering what’s up with Finnish Arctic knowhow?

Scroll down, you’ve come to the right place!


Cover photo: Visit Finland/Hannes Becker

Nordic innovations land in New York

September 25, 2017

The Nordic countries have launched Nordic Innovation House – New York (NIH-NY), an alliance of Finland. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Norwegian Wind Park stands on Finnish feet

September 19, 2017

Finnish company Peikko is to deliver rock foundation technology to the soon opening wind park Tindafjellet in Southern Norway.

Five for Friday: Helsinki Challenge

September 15, 2017

From malaria reduction to creating a kidney, this science competition is spurring the curious minds of Finland to find solutions for inequality worldwide.

Five for Friday: Finnish entrepreneurship

September 8, 2017

The Finnish entrepreneur scene is characterised by strong personas with clear dreams and a great passion for their ideas.

Five For Friday: Berry innovations

September 1, 2017

In Finland, the sun is an inspiration and a mechanism that not only energises people, but also the abundant berries, wild herbs and mushrooms that are hidden in the dense Nordic forests.

Five for Friday: Internationalisation

August 25, 2017

Finnish innovations take many forms and sizes – imagine everything from dried grasshopper snacks to roof-building robots and energy created from used tires. Now it’s time to go global!

Sleepless baby bear awakens global interest

August 15, 2017

A Finnish children’s book about a little bear called Mur is charming both kids and grown-ups in an increasing number of countries.

Nordic conditions drive automated vehicles to the Finnish line

August 9, 2017

Snow, ice and long winters are typically associated with Finland, and the country likes to play them to its advantage. Now they are being combined with 5G mobile technology to put autonomous vehicles to the test in Arctic conditions.

Five for Friday: Finnish beer flavours

July 7, 2017

Craft Beer Helsinki, a festival for beer enthusiasts, introduces Finnish microbreweries and their products to the general public this week. We took a sip of the abundant selection.

Five for Friday: Wood in construction

June 30, 2017

The increased awareness of environmental issues worldwide is enhancing new solutions and accelerating wood-construction markets in Finland.

Mölkky makes a summer weekend

June 21, 2017

In just 20 years, outdoor game Mölkky has become a tradition at Finnish summer cottages and Parisian parks. Now, it’s aiming to take over the rest of the world.