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About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
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Finnish Furniture Design Gallery @ Helsinki Vantaa International Airport

Finnish Furniture Design Gallery @ Helsinki International Airport - Vantaa (March 2012) Sit Down and Seize the Moment
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Angry Birds Land in Finland’s Largest Airport – Merchandise Store Opens For Business

Angry Birds Land in Finland’s Largest Airport – Merchandise Store Opens For Business | Finland | Scoop.it
International passenger planes aren’t the only thing landing at Finland’s Helsinki-Vantaa Airport from this week.

Looking to capitalize on the popularity of the Angry Birds game once again, as well as seeking to benefit from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport’s massive human traffic, which saw 14,865,871 travellers passing through in 2011 alone, Rovio’s new bird-based kiosk is open for business offering a range of stuffed toys and memorabilia in a much more scaled-down version of the mainland Helsinki store which opened back in November, which sells literally all the tat surrounding the mobile gaming phenomenon.

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Rocking Chair Get-Together at Helsinki Airport on 3-5 February - Helsinki Airport

Rocking Chair Get-Together at Helsinki Airport on 3-5 February - Helsinki Airport | Finland | Scoop.it

This coming weekend, passengers can get a rocking start to their trip at Helsinki Airport's Rocking Chair Get-Together. This is a "Rocking Good Start" event on the WDC Helsinki Open Doors Weekend...

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Helsinki Airport – listening and learning from passengers

Helsinki Airport – listening and learning from passengers | Finland | Scoop.it
Helsinki Airport is to open an art gallery and book swap outlet in 2012… on the advice of passengers, the public and friends of the Finnish gateway!
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Safe sex campaign hits airport and ports

Safe sex campaign hits airport and ports | Finland | Scoop.it

Travellers departing from Helsinki-Vantaa airport and the capital's ports will be greeted with condoms and advice on safe sex starting on Wednesday. The campaign is organised by the Finnish Red Cross and the Finnish AIDS Council.
Organisers want to reach passengers as Finnish tourists continue to contract HIV abroad from unprotected sex.
This year, 164 new HIV cases have been diagnosed in Finland. Most of these cases were contracted via heterosexual sex. Intravenous drug users account for fewer than ten new cases annually.

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Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to restrict its night traffic from 2013 - Helsingin Sanomat

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to restrict its night traffic from 2013 - Helsingin Sanomat | Finland | Scoop.it

Residents of Espoo and Vantaa could get a little respite in the next few years following an order from the South Finland State Administrative Agency that night traffic into and out of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport will have to be reduced because of excessive noise ...

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Charity and recycling are brought together at Helsinki Airport - Helsinki Airport

Charity and recycling are brought together at Helsinki Airport - Helsinki Airport | Finland | Scoop.it
Begun three years ago, the joint Finavia and Plan fundraiser for the children of the world will be given an extension, when Helsinki Airport improves its recycling of beverage containers. The deposit proceeds from bottles and cans disposed of by passengers will be used for charity.
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Julieanne Jackson's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:57 PM

You can donate to charity organizations for a tax deduction. http://www.collectibleswithcauses.org/ This non-profit charity accepts collectibles, all different vehicles, real estate, even aircraft. It's free of charge, convenient; they pick up your donation. Besides the good deed of donating to charity, you get the perks of the tax savings.  :)

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Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport / Finland - Interior Design Tour

Short Interior Design Tour of Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport 
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Designer Airport | Home Away From Home

Designer Airport | Home Away From Home | Finland | Scoop.it

Helsinki’s Vantaa airport is taking the saying ‘making yourself at home’ to heart with the interior design for their newest travellers’ lounge. No matter how hard airport designers try to make these international, heavy trafficked areas romantic and luxurious, there is no doubting the dread that most of us feel on a 6 hour lay over or extended visit.
While there can be no denying the luxuriousness of this interiorly designed space, what the designers have cleverly done is steer away from the clinical coolness of traditional airport lounges and thrown a knowing look back towards creature comforts. The aptly named ‘Almost @ home’ lounge features interior aspects that have been chosen to most correctly reflect a Finnish, or any, home.

http://designbuildsource.com.au/designer-airport-a-home-away-from-home

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How to Get Around Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

How to Get Around Helsinki-Vantaa Airport | Finland | Scoop.it
How to Get Around Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is the main international airport serving Finland and has two terminals.
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Helsinki Airport relaxes duty-free liquids ruling

Helsinki Airport relaxes duty-free liquids ruling | Finland | Scoop.it

Passengers carrying tax-free liquids of more than 100ml, purchased at an airport outside of the European Union (EU), may soon be able to bring their goods onboard connecting flights at Helsinki Airport.

The Finnish airport announced the relaxation of ruling concerning liquids today in a press statement by Finnair.

This concession will be conducted on a trial basis from Jan 2 - Mar 16, 2012. After which, the trial will be reviewed.

As a result of the ease in ruling, passengers may now transport tax-free liquids in their carry-on baggage. For example, if they purchase liquids at Bangkok Airport, they will be allowed to take them through the security control to a connecting flight at Helsinki Airport.

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Helsinki, Finland - oneworld

Locate oneworld service desks, ground transport zones and frequent flyer lounges at key airports across the alliance. Includes terminal maps and transfer information.

http://www.oneworld.com/airports-destinations/airports-terminal-maps/helsinki-finland/

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360° panoramas - Helsinki Airport

360° panoramas - Helsinki Airport | Finland | Scoop.it
RT @HelsinkiAirport: Get ready for your trip at home by taking a virtual, 360° panorama tour of the airport.
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