Some eastern Finnish merchants normally get most of their income from Russian cross-border shoppers. To see how businesses are coping with the coronavirus situation, we visit a fish market where the parking lot is empty but the boss is already focusing on the future.
First place in European Happiness Equality Index
Source: The Happiness Research Institute
Many people have had to spend long periods of time indoors, not to mention curtail travel plans, because of Covid-19 social distancing measures. With live webcams showing Finland’s wildlife and wilderness, you can pass the time and get a travel fix.
Amount of bottles and cans recycled in Finland
In the extraordinary circumstances of 2020, Finland’s wild, carnival-calibre celebration Vappu (known as May Day, Labour Day or Walpurgis in English) calls for unusual amounts of creativity so that people can get together while still staying apart. Vappu – this time it’s virtual.
Families in Finland and all over the world are facing new challenges as many parents work from home and many children start distance learning. Everyone has to find their own corner, or preferably room, to form a new routine – a new normal.
Finns can travel visa-free to 174 countries (Germans, Brits and Swedes share this honour)
Source: Visa Restrictions Index