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

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.

Five for Friday: Innovative packaging

June 9, 2017

It’s often said that big things come in small packages, but in Finland, big things can also be found in packaging.

Five for Friday: Sustainable energy solutions

May 26, 2017

With each passing day, the development of green energy and circular and bio economies is playing an increasingly important role in preserving our planet’s habitability.

Five for Friday: Finnish fashion vol. 2

May 19, 2017

There are plenty more than five globally interesting Finnish fashion companies. That’s why we’re doing a round two: another portion of world-class design from Finland, here you go!

World toasts Finnviini’s success with Finnish wine

May 17, 2017

Two relative newcomers to Finland are putting their adopted country on the map with their internationally-renowned wines.

Five for Friday: Stuff for kids

May 12, 2017

Digital toys, analogue toys, books and nightlights – children have it made in Finland.

Five for Friday: Elderly care innovations

May 5, 2017

The challenges presented by ageing populations worldwide have resulted in a rapid increase in new, cost effective innovations and solutions to ensure welfare equally for all.