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Hunting the Aurora in Finland

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This winter is one of the best opportunities to see the northern lights in the next 12 years, and a few hotels and tours have been designed to increase your odds of seeing them.
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Offbeat theme parks of the world

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From an Angry Birds funfair to the first Buddhist-themed waterpark, these wacky tourist attractions are a long way from Orlando, Florida.


Finland’s elusive berry

The cloudberry is Finland’s favourite fruit, and its ripening for three weeks each July is the cue for Finns to put everyday chores on hold and get picking.


Finland's summer feast

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During the brief months of summer, whole Finnish cities decamp to the countryside for lavish family meals fuelled by seasonal treats like crayfish, lingonberries and wild mushrooms.
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Strangest travel phobias

These five destinations can bring out fears you never knew existed.


Beyond the Headlines

Why are Finns so happy?

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Finland – despite its long stretches of darkness and high suicide rate– was named the second happiest country by a Gallup survey. And are depression and happiness connected?
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