ThisisFINLAND forms an attractive window on Finland for everyone interested in our country, its culture and its people. We cover anything related to Finland and Finnish society.

Produced by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and published by the Finland Promotion Board, thisisFINLAND was originally established in 1995 as Virtual Finland. We changed our name in the spring of 2009, and totally redesigned the look and feel of the site while we were at it.

Who we are

  • Editor-in-chief: Petra Theman
  • Managing editor: Peter Marten
  • Editorial staff: Anna Ruohonen, Erja Raiskila, Virve Ilkka and Risto Joki

ThisisFINLAND Magazine

  • Editor-in-chief: Mika Hammarén
  • Editorial Board: Katja Anttila, Johanna Keskitalo, Eeva Landowski, Peter Marten, James O’Sullivan, Petra Theman, Sari Tuori, Sara Vihavainen

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