our personal guide to the perfect staycation in Helsinki, and the surrounding area.
Very Finnish Problems creator Joel Willans teamed up with the Duolingo Finnish language app team to find out Finland’s happiest words.
Very Finnish Problems author Joel Willans in conversation Claire Delhom and Jeroen Sebrechts of the upcoming 2020 Midsummer Madness festival.
Very Finnish Problems author Joel Willans in conversation with BBC World Service journalist Erika Benke on her recent coverage of Finland.
Very Finnish Problems author Joel Willans in conversation with Emmi Berlin from sustainable wood pulp textile innovator Spinnova.
Despite its comparatively tiny size, the immigrant community has a long and proud history contributing to Finnish society, including founding some of the country's most iconic companies.
Despite its vast size, much of Finland is very similar. Drive from Helsinki to Lapland and for the entire 15 hours, you're likely to see much the same scenery, forests and lakes. However, there are some wonderful ways that parts of Finland are very different from each other. To see for yourself check out these wonderful maps, courtesy of Reddit.
The work of Helsinki-based illustrator and photographer Vesa Lehtimäki brings the world of Star Wars to life right here in Helsinki.
Very Finnish Problems creator Joel Willans chats with Joe Konderla, writer at the Finniot, a blog on adjusting to Finnish quirks.