Five famous Finns reveal their festival faves. During the summer months in Finland, you can visit a different festival almost every day, and the events calendar continues into the autumn and beyond.
Perhaps it’s no surprise that Tina Korhonen, a photographer known for her portrayals of metal and rock culture (see slideshow), comes from Finland, a hub for metal music. She is nominated for Best Photographer in the 2018 Heavy Music Awards* (voting open until June 27).
The year Helsinki Design Week, Scandinavia's biggest design fest, was founded
With more heavy metal bands per capita than anywhere else in the known universe, Finland is at the heart of the tight-knit global metal community. We see how they determine which Finnish city gets the title of Capital of Metal. We also talk with the Finnish university researcher behind the annual Modern Heavy Metal Conference.
The year Francisco Tárrega composed the waltz that later became the Nokia ringtone
Finland’s original approach to cataloguing intangible cultural heritage is collaborative and ongoing. The inventory includes many of the country’s singular strengths and inimitable quirks, some of which might become part of Unesco’s lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
A Finnish invention allowing anyone to set up a restaurant for a day