The Finns are keen nature photographers, entering contests at home and abroad. (See slideshow – but it’s not all pretty.)
The rumours of cold stone-faced Finns are more appropriate for their local statues, as their lively history will tell.
A slideshow of the best shots of our summer photo contest shows the beauty of Finnish nature and the joy of summer activities.
Finland is famous for success in hockey, javelin and skiing, but urban sports are also popular. Check out our slideshow.
Slideshow: When Helsinki music fans flocked to the Flow Festival for the 10th year in a row, our photographer was there.
Espoo, west of Helsinki, runs summer ferries to coastal islands where you’ll find cafés, observation towers and campsites.
Slideshow: Our photographer captures the colour and drama of the Tall Ships Races, Helsinki’s biggest event of the year.
All of Finland goes wild every year on May Day. Our photographers capture the spirit of the holiday in a slideshow.
You look great! HEL LOOKS documents Helsinki style in all its originality and charm.
Suomenlinna, the historic island fortress outside Helsinki, depends on a ferry link – even when the sea freezes (slideshow).
Our photographers took to the streets for Lux Helsinki’s light installations, which illuminate the city every January.
See how Yellow City, a book project in Helsinki’s year as 2012 World Design Capital, portrays urbanity (slideshow).
We relish the crisp fall air, bringing you eye-catching photos of a city where green leaves are turning red, orange and yellow.
Slideshow: Two hours by ferry from Helsinki, Söderskär offers scenic seascapes, wildlife and a 150-year-old lighthouse.
Slideshow: Explore the picturesque Vantaa River, the perfect place to swim, canoe, fish or cycle, just outside Helsinki.
Slideshow: Engaging nature photos ranging from northern Finnish scenery to Helsinki crows with a sense of humour.
Helsinki citizens prepare for celebrations to mark Helsinki Day by cooling off in the city’s parks and heading for the beach.
In early summer in the forests of the Kainuu region love is in the air – for bears.
Helsinki’s the focus of the circus world as the 6th Cirko Festival wows fans at the new Cirko Centre (see our slideshow).
A luxurious coffee-table book, Classy Finnish Restaurants, reveals Finland’s best dining experiences. Get a taste in our slideshow.
Slideshow: The Finns make the most out of a cold winter by using the frozen ocean as a park for walking, skiing and more.
Helsinki provides uniquely beautiful winter views that combine snow, ice, sky and ocean – all within a few steps of the city centre.
We open a book that takes you off the beaten path in Helsinki, in words and photos – see the slideshow.
A technically ingenious underwater shot by Pekka Tuuri took the top prize in this year's Nature Photograph of the Year awards.
The colourful United Buddy Bears hit Helsinki’s Senate Square to promote peace and understanding. Don’t know what we’re on about? Take a look at our photos.
Our photos show that you don't have to leave the Finnish capital to find greenery and peaceful scenery.
We take a photographic tour of the Finland pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai. The building attracts visitors with its graceful simplicity of form and soothing atmosphere.
These photo collections feature unforgettable views from all over Finland, from panoramas of famous landmarks to aerial shots of icebreaker ships. In the newest addition, we dive beneath the pack ice in the Bay of Bothnia to show you a uniquely beautiful underwater world. Seeing is believing!
We wander around this magnificent fortress, visiting the Snow Hotel, the Snow Restaurant and the Snow Chapel while pondering the meaning of ice.
Short days and darkness force photographers to see things in a new light. See what we mean in this slideshow.
Photographer Taneli Eskola seeks out the places where city and nature meet for the book Exploring Helsinki.
We preserve Finland’s summer festival atmosphere in photos so we can continue to savour it all year round.
Our photographer discovers new ways to see Helsinki when he revisits locations immortalised 100 years ago by the renowned I.K. Inha.
Photographer Tim Bird explores Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral to show you this popular landmark like you’ve never seen it before.
View the captivating winter beauty of Helsinki's island fortress Suomenlinna, a Unesco World Heritage site.
Just a couple hours from Helsinki, Repovesi National Park forms a nature conservation success story.
You can observe shifting horizons, eerie ships and other mirages along the Finnish coastline.