Category: Events in Finland

Children eat for free in Helsinki in the summer

Helsinki. Summer. The playgrounds are overflowing with children and around noon someone starts serving free food to them. Every day. Fiction? No, Finland. A park in Helsinki. Source (CC: by) The children eat for free in Helsinki during the summer Every child under 16 years old can eat for free in the capital of Finland at any of the more than 50 designated points –…



Is Finland dealing correctly with Coronavirus? Maybe not

Now that the Coronavirus has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), we also look to Finland to ask: are the Finns doing well? Let’s get to it. Facemasks. Source (CC: by) Finnish doctors and patient treatment We have rarely talked about the Finnish health system here in the blog, that is true. Finland has in the last years tried to…



The Heavy Metal course at the University of Helsinki

It is said about Finland that it is the country that has the most Heavy Metal bands per capita in the world. It’s a fact that I still have to check, as well as find out more about which other countries are at the top of the hypothetical ranking for a future post. But in the meantime there is a development in this part of…



Kaamos: the Polar Night in Finland

24 hours of darkness. Something that is impossible to imagine for most people in the world. But it happens every year in Finland, and people that go traveling to Finland during the winter will experience it. I never really had to face Kaamos, the Polar Night of Finland, but I did have to face lots of nighttime per day, which was very unusual for me….




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