You probably know Johan Runeberg, but what do you know about Fredrika Runeberg? As the wife of Finland’s national poet, Fredrika Runeberg has sometimes been overshadowed. Here are five fantastic facts to get to know her life and contributions to Finnish culture a little bit better.
The French President Emmanuel Macron visited Finland this week. Amidst all the pomp and splendour of his mini-break, he popped into one of Helsinki Market's tent cafes for a quick coffee with Sauli Niinistö. It was not what he was expecting.
There are more saunas than cars in Finland. So, there's no escaping this sizzling delight. Best selling author of 101 Very Finnish Problems, Joel Willans shares his top tips to ensure your first sauna is one to remember...for all the right reasons.
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How awkward are British elevators? Joel Willans asks game studies Ph.D. Aki Järvinen essential questions about migrating to the UK and video game studies.
What's annoying about Finland? Well, the bans that, more or less, keep us safe are sometimes a little too weird for words. Here are some of the strangest.
Author Joel Willans talks icebreakers with maritime historian Aaro Sahari. We learn that Finland was a very isolated place before year-round open waterways.
Helsinki resident Joel Willans reads from his upcoming book “101 Very Finnish Problems”, and spills the beans on annoying Finnish alcohol laws.
Are Finnish summer cottages more labour camp than holiday camp? Very Finnish Problems creator, and Helsinki resident Joel Willans discusses Finns love of forest work with Ink Tank writer Thomas Nybergh.
Think of Finland and it's likely one of the first things that comes to mind is sauna. Hardly surprising when you consider the country has 3 million of the steamy rooms. In homage to an awesome idea, we've got together with Finland's favourite Facebook page, Very Finnish Problems, to showcase exactly why Finns are so set on the delights of sauna.