Real bridge-builder became Finland’s first female government minister
Miina Sillanpää rose from poverty to become one of the first women in the Finnish Parliament and an influential social advocate who helped the cause of women, the elderly and the disadvantaged. Finnish flags fly on October 1 in memory of her contributions.
North of the Arctic Circle, Finland’s 41st national park helps preserve wilderness and natural splendour
With a vast landscape of peaks, lakes, forests, ridges and gorges, Salla National Park offers visitors summer and winter activities ranging from hiking and biking to skiing and snowshoeing. It’s also easy to find peace and quiet.