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About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
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Finland's Best Saunas - Travel + Leisure

Finland's Best Saunas - Travel + Leisure | Finland | Scoop.it
The sauna, a centuries-old ritual in Finland, has staying—and healing—powers.
Finland is a country of extreme contrasts—summers of dizzying, full-time light, followed by depressingly long, dark winters. The sauna regulates it all, offering the benefits of winter in summer and summer in winter, while reducing the anxieties of modern life.
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Visit Finland Nurses Charlie Sheen

Visit Finland Nurses Charlie Sheen | Finland | Scoop.it
During this year's final project at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, one of the groups has been working with a campaign for the Finnish Tourist Board. And for the upcoming exhibition they are launching an experiment called "TEAM FINLAND HOLLYWOOD RESCUE". In short, it is an idea based on the thought of Finland as a retreat for people leading an extremely stressful life.
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The beginning of summer in Helsinki stands for new night clubs, terraces, summer dances, street and flash mob events!

The beginning of summer in Helsinki stands for new night clubs, terraces, summer dances, street and flash mob events! | Finland | Scoop.it
Terraces

This Friday the terrace season gets a real start kick when several terraces around the city open up!
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282nd issue: Fishing in Helsinki?

282nd issue: Fishing in Helsinki? | Finland | Scoop.it
Fishing for fun is.. fun. Catch and release is my style, but my friend told me that anyway the fish die for disease after releasing them, because they get wounds.
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Kayaking in Päijänne national park | outdoorsfinland

Kayaking in Päijänne national park | outdoorsfinland | Finland | Scoop.it
Kayaking in Päijänne national park can be exciting, lake Päijänne is the second largest lake in Finland. The national park itself consists of several islands of which Kelvenne is the biggest with fine sandy beaches. Good site for overall information of Päijänne national park is outdoors.fi.
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Life & leisure | City of Helsinki

Life & leisure | City of Helsinki | Finland | Scoop.it
Living in Helsinki

Today, Helsinki has 577,000 inhabitants, with the number estimated to grow by 10% by the year 2030. The growth rate in the entire Helsinki metropolitan area is likely to be even faster, with forecasts predicting some 1,561,000 residents by 2030. The construction of a large number of new apartments is needed to meet the demand of the rapidly growing population. The aim is to build 5,000 homes annually, and to enhance the already efficient public transportation system.

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