Explore Finland online: Sit back and enjoy the show

Here are options from all over Finland for seeing world-class art, architecture and performances without leaving home. Sometimes restrictions, cost or sheer distance can keep you from making a trip to see a show or an exhibition.

From the Presidential Palace to arts of all sorts, more places and performances than ever are viewable online.

Virtual Amos Rex

Amos Rex Photo: 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

National Museum of FinlandPhoto: Topi Leikas

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.

Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace Photo: Matti Porre

Explore the glory of the Republic of Finland.

The Fortress of Lappeenranta

Fortress of LappeenrantaPhoto: Ismo Pekkarinen/Lehtikuva

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.

Alvar Aalto

Villa MaireaPhoto: Norman Ojanen/Lehtikuva

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 OrchestraPhoto: Seilo Ristimäki

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra publishes livestream HD-quality web concerts for online listeners to enjoy.


Finnish National Opera and BalletPhoto: Mirka Kleemola/Imagenary Ltd

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.

By Ida Ijäs and Maria Öfverström, ThisisFINLAND Magazine 2021