#1

Helsinki-Uusimaa is the most innovative region in the EU

Source: Regional Innovation Scoreboard

#1

in the sustainable development index

Source: Sustainable Development Report

#1

First place in European Happiness Equality Index

Source: The Happiness Research Institute

Hei!

Finnish word for "Hello!"

1902

The year Francisco Tárrega composed the waltz that later became the Nokia ringtone

Mellunmäki

The world's northernmost metro station, in Helsinki

Restaurant Day

A Finnish invention allowing anyone to set up a restaurant for a day

#1 passport

Finns can travel visa-free to 174 countries (Germans, Brits and Swedes share this honour)

Source: Visa Restrictions Index