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The Iceman returns, Finland wins gold and Helsinki makes headlines

The joy was palpable when Finland’s national team won gold at the 2022 Ice Hockey World Championship.

Credits: : Pasi Mennander / Finnish Ice Hockey Association

We are big on Helsinki this week. Read about the city’s data-driven urban plans and find out where to dine, shop and explore in the Finnish capital. In addition, we cover Finland’s first science satellite, the Startup of the Year award and Kimi Räikkönen’s comeback to racing. Click on any photo and take a look at recent creativity from Finland.

The Iceman is back. Former F1 champ Kimi Räikkönen returns to racing with NASCAR in the US. "This will be fun, but it's something I will take very seriously. I know how competitive the NASCAR Cup Series is and it will be a big challenge," Räikkönen told Carbuzz . (Photo: Facebook / Kimi Raikkonen)

Helsinki's plans about the future of urban spaces have raised interest at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Computer Weekly describes the plans as "a standard for others to follow" and has written a deep dive into how the city uses data as its driving force. (Photo: Visit Finland / Anna Salmisalo)

"The kantele empress." That is the name given to Maija Kauhanen by the Finnish Music Quarterly. The magazine reviews Kauhanen's second solo album, Menneet, and describes her one-woman-band concept of singing while playing the kantele (a Finnish string instrument) and percussion as "hugely impressive". (Photo: Antti Kokkola)

We are a bit late to the party but huge congratulations to Finland's Leijonat (Lions)! The Finnish national ice hockey team beat Canada 4-3 and took home its fourth world championship title. Simultaneously, Finland became only the second country ever to win both Olympic and world championship gold in ice hockey in the same year. YLE has the story (Photo: Pasi Mennander / Finnish Ice Hockey Association)

Finland's first science satellite has successfully launched into space. The satellite, Foresail-1, collects data about near-Earth radiation and tests a new plasma brake designed to help to bring small satellites out of orbit. The Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space is behind the project and includes teams from Aalto University , the University of Helsinki, the University of Turku and the Finnish Meteorological Institute. (Photo: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University)

Looking for a new kind of travel experience? Luxury Travel Magazine has picked Kakslauttanen in Finnish Lapland among its six top destinations to visit this summer. "Right on the edge of the Urho Kekkonen National Park, this place is unlike anything you have seen before with its igloo-shaped all-glass cabins," the magazine writes. (Photo: Facebook / Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort)

The year has started well for IQM. The Finnish quantum computing company recently secured a 35 million-euro loan from the European Investment Bank. Now it has been named Startup of the Year at the Nordic Startup Awards. Read more on this year's winners at Tech Funding News . (Photo: IQM)

How about a nice bowl of insects for dinner tonight? According to researchers at the University of Helsinki, adding insects and other novel foods to our diets could cut our environmental impact by more than 80 per cent. Forbes has the story. (Photo: Mikko Törmänen / Business Finland)

The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic has landed a US distribution deal. Screen Daily revealed in an exclusive that Intramovies has sold the Finnish romantic thriller’s North American rights to Cinedigm. The Italian company has also closed deals for the movie in Greece, Switzerland and Taiwan. (Photo: Meeri Koutaniemi)

"Say hello to artistic Helsinki," says the Toronto Star. The newspaper praises the Finnish capital for its Nordic cuisine, cutting-edge fashion and artistic innovation while listing the city's best places to dine, shop and explore. (Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo / Helsinki Partners)

Oceanhoarse has released its latest single, Heads Will Roll. Watch the video on BraveWords, which praises the Finnish heavy metal group for its "explosive mix of crushing riffs as well as intense and groovy arrangements". (Photo: Facebook / Oceanhoarse)

By: Eeva Haaramo
03.06.2022