Think of iconic Finnish tunes and you’ll likely choose Sandstorm by Darude, Freestyler by Bomfunk MC’s or In the Shadows by The Rasmus. However, you’re very unlikely to have heard them played on the piano. That will change once you check out the social media channels of Mindaugas Neverovas.
“Happiest” people in the world? I came to see for myself. I left it all behind for a while to experience life in a country where people trust each other, healthcare is a constitutional right, and you can drink the tap water.
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.