From the Presidential Palace to arts of all sorts, more places and performances than ever are viewable online.
Virtual Amos Rex
Amos Rex, a privately funded art museum with unique architecture, opened in central Helsinki in August 2018. Virtual Amos Rex is just like the real one, but online. It presents art from the exhibitions as well as works created specifically for the virtual museum.
National Museums: Open Museum
No matter where you are or what time it is, you can experience the National Museum of Finland digitally on a site that invites you to enjoy and learn. Finland’s shared cultural heritage, from prehistory and medieval times up to the turning points of independent Finland, is available for everyone to experience. The castles, museums, collections and research of the National Museum of Finland offer educational content for teachers and anyone interested in history and cultural heritage.
Explore the glory of the Republic of Finland.
The Fortress of Lappeenranta
A mobile walking tour of an old fortress in what is now eastern Finland. It used to be on the border between the Kingdom of Sweden and the Russian Empire.
Renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) was a major figure in modern architecture and a pioneer of design. Get to know his sophisticated work and plan a future physical tour of his buildings around the country.
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra’s online concerts
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra publishes livestream HD-quality web concerts for online listeners to enjoy.
The virtual stage of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet: Set the stage in your living room and you can watch and listen to performances whenever you like.
Finland on Instagram
The following accounts are good places to start:
- @kpunkka Konsta Punkka is a wildlife and landscape photographer with pictures mostly from Finland, sometimes farther afield.
- @helsinkifacades Kristo Vedenoja specialises in photographs of buildings in his hometown of Helsinki.
- @kaffegram Trips around Finland in the company of Kaffe, a curly-coated retriever.
- @thisisfinlandofficial ThisisFINLAND: Things you should and shouldn’t know.
By Ida Ijäs and Maria Öfverström, ThisisFINLAND Magazine 2021