Arctic Finland

Finland took over the two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council at the beginning of May 2017. In celebration of this, we 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

Five for Friday: Things we learned at Polar Bear Pitching

February 9, 2018

This week, the coolest pitching event in the world shined a global spotlight on the city of Oulu.

Polar Bear Pitching keeps it cool once again

February 8, 2018

This year’s Polar Bear Pitching brought a dozen startups together to the one place: an ice hole in the sea.

Finnish heavyweights offer expertise worldwide

February 5, 2018

Large-scale Finnish industrial companies Nokia, Valmet, Outotec and KONE have been making headlines around the world recently.

Five for Friday: Alcoholic beverages

February 2, 2018

These Finnish producers are pioneering a push towards uncharted alcoholic waters.

Five for Friday: Travel industry

January 26, 2018

The Finnish travel industry continues to bloom, fuelled by strong actors offering high quality, efficient and innovative experiences to both business and leisure travellers.

Chinese get in sync with Finnish skating

January 22, 2018

Synchronised skating is a disciplined sport that works for the good of both mind and body. Now, Finnish expertise on ice is travelling to Chinese schools.

Matka showcases Finland’s vast variety in travel

January 19, 2018

The annual Matka Nordic Travel Fair is back! With over 80 countries convincing visitors of their extraordinariness, the host nation is showing its best sides.

VTT’s robot car Martti unfazed by snowy road

December 18, 2017

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has successfully proven the competency of its automated car on a snow-covered road, making it the first such vehicle to do so.

Five for Friday: What we learned at Slush 2017

December 8, 2017

This year’s Slush was characterised by lasers, politicians, royalty, entrepreneurs and a healthy dose of optimism.

Turku pushes boat out for maritime innovation

December 6, 2017

Finland’s former capital city Turku boasts hundreds of years of maritime industry expertise. But this is not a city stuck in the past: it is a leading centre for shipbuilding innovation and the autonomous future of marine traffic.

Europe’s forestry capital Joensuu branches out

December 5, 2017

Finland’s ‘green gold’ forests cover three quarters of its land mass. They are ingrained in the country’s national identity and are central to its globally-renowned forest industry expertise. Nowhere is this more evident than the eastern city of Joensuu.