#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!"

December 24

Santa Claus arrives with the presents on Christmas Eve, not Christmas Day

67.8%

of Finns belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

13%

of Finnish forests are protected

Source: Discovering Finland

200

Number of nights the Northern Lights are visible in Finnish Lapland in a typical year