Contributors / Petri Burtsoff

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Off the map

Sometimes a sustainable solution is on the doorstep. We start our tour of domestic success stories in Lapland, where foreign visitors are absent but Finns are strapping on skis.

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03. Be prepared

In Finland, national security concerns more than just the military. That’s why the country has a dedicated invitation-only course that teaches CEOs, MPs and other decision-makers how to keep society functioning during a…

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30. Perfect pitch

An essential piece of kit for all budding Suomi soldiers, the Savotta sauna tent should be hot property for any civvy too.

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Art house

Communal living with like-minded folk can be a source of inspiration. And there’s no better example than Helsinki’s Lallukka, an artists’ residence nurturing global talent.

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Small wonder

Looking for an escape that feels a world away from the usual islands and crowded beaches? The autonomous Åland Islands between Finland and Sweden have great food, peerless shops and long days of sunshine.

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Great shape

Good design brings joy at a time when home comforts have never been more important – and Fiskars has been leading the way in innovation and functionality for centuries.

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