Discover Finland: History, Sights and Culture

With its beautiful tree-lined landscapes and reputed high quality of life, it’s no wonder that all things Finnish have been trending the last few months. 

Explore Finland with out curated galleries below

Did you know?

Finns achieved independence on the 6th of December 1917, during the Russian Revolution. The centenary forms the opportunity for a party, as well as being an occasion for contemplation and insight – understanding the way the nation emerged, but also gazing ahead to see what Finland can still become.

The theme for the celebratory year is ‘Together’ – encouraging everyone to take part! Numerous events are taking place in the next few weeks including concerts, photo challenges, travelling saunas, ice hockey and more. See below for our curated selections of Finland’s cultural and historical highlights.

Watch footage of Finland’s history, including excerpts from a re-enactment of Lenin’s 1917 arrival at the Finland Station in Petrograd

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Explore charming works by Finnish Bridgeman Studio artist Anne Vasko

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  1. Fernando Borja

    Congratulations to the Finnish people on their anniversary. Last summer, I had the pleasure to visit Helsinki and get a good idea of the country’s history in the island museum Suomenlinna. Right there, Finnish, Russians, and Germans were actors of the creation of this great nation.

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