Helsinki Fashion Week held for the first time

Source: Helsinki Fashion Week


The year Helsinki Design Week, Scandinavia's biggest design fest, was founded


The year Francisco Tárrega composed the waltz that later became the Nokia ringtone


The world's northernmost metro station, in Helsinki

Restaurant Day

A Finnish invention allowing anyone to set up a restaurant for a day

#1 passport

Finns can travel visa-free to 174 countries (Germans, Brits and Swedes share this honour)

Source: Visa Restrictions Index

53.2 per 100,000 people

Most heavy metal bands per capita in the world

Source: Business Insider


of Finnish people earn a higher education degree

Source: OECD