For most people, Helsinki’s sea fortress is a place for an enjoyable daily escape. For a lucky few, it’s home.
Flow Festival is known for more than music; it’s also about food – and there’s also plenty for vegetarians to enjoy. But you don’t have to wait for the festival weekend, since almost all the dishes we sample here are on offer all year round in Helsinki.
of Finns live in urban areas
Source: UN World Urbanisation Prospects
Amount of saunas in Finland
Source: Finnish Sauna Society
A woolly hat – “pipo” in Finnish – is an essential accessory during the cold Finnish winters, but it can also be trendy. We look at several success stories from the thriving local knitwear industry, including one designer who wears a hat in the summer, too.
Number of summer cottages in Finland
Source: Statistics Finland