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Best hikes, summer festivals and Pride month

Storioni Trio performed by a lake at the Kuhmo Chamber Music festival in 2021.

Kuhmo Chamber Music / Stefan Bremer

This week, we take a look at Helsinki’s digital twin, learn about cybersecurity and celebrate hikes and music festivals across Finland. Click on any photo to take a detailed look at recent creativity from Finland.

Now it's official. Helsinki is the third best city in the world for work-life balance. According to Business Insider, the study took into account factors such as safety, healthcare, air quality, outdoor spaces, the number of remote jobs available and the number of days of paid parental leave. (Photo: Mikko Törmänen / Keksi)

Did you know email is the biggest threat to enterprise security? Finnish cybersecurity expert Hoxhunt has recently raised 40 million US dollars as part of its mission to teach companies how to detect possible threats. Sifedt has the story. (Photo: Hoxhunt)

"Finland reserves its true beauty for those who are willing to walk," writes Lonely Plant . The travel guide has listed its favourite hikes in the country, ranging from family-friendly walks in Southern Finland to demanding canyon routes in Lapland. (Photo: Aleksi Koskinen)

The summer is finally here; what better way to celebrate it than a summer festival. Music Finland has published a thorough guide to all the major summer music festivals in Finland in 2022. There's something for everyone, from chamber music to heavy metal. (Photo: Sideways / Tomi Palsa)

Diesel celebrates Pride month with a Tom of Finland capsule collection. The collaboration sees the fashion giant bring selected Tom of Finland artworks to life in various products, such as jeans, T-shirts, sweatshirts and intimates. Read more on Hypebeast . (Photo: Diesel)

The Sounds of Luosto festival caters to both nature and classical music lovers. Organised for the second time in July, the classical music festival's theme, Stories and Myths, "will bring together works from over 40 composers, written on all six inhabited continents and representing tales from cultures all over the world in 17 concerts," writes ScanMagazine. (Photo: Sompio magazine photo archive)

"My character is the incarnation of optimism and hope, despite having lost everything," says Mikko Myllylahti. Watch the Finnish director talk about his debut feature film, The Woodcutter Story, in a video interview with Cineuropa. (Photo: Tero Ahonen / Aamu Film Company)

Did you know that Helsinki has a virtual twin? In fact, the Finnish capital has one of the world's longest-running digital twin city projects. According to VentureBeat, the virtual Helsinki is used "to reduce carbon, improve city services and promote innovative development" by simulating how different policies or decisions will impact the city. (Photo: Helsinki 3D)

"I just wanted to conduct and do the best I could," says Osmo Vänskä in an interview with Minnesota Post. In the interview, the Finnish conductor reflects on his career and his 19 years as the head of the Minnesota Orchestra. (Photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

Walki’s recyclable paper-based materials are making their way into the frozen foods section. The Finnish company’s new packaging materials can be fully recycled in the paper stream. The "products are designed particularly for pillow pouches for frozen foods such as vegetables, seafood and bakery products," writes Packaging Gateway who has the full story. (Photo: Walki)

By: Eeva Haaramo