Finland

  • 1 Top five festive cities to spend Christmas
    Sprinkle some magic into this year's Christmas by visiting one of the world's most festive locations. With sleigh bells ringing, frosty snow falling and the commencing of the advent calendar...

  • 2 Travel highlights for 2012
    London Olympics With three and a half million tickets sold and a build up that has been headline news for the last year or more, it would be hard to...

  • 3 Helsinki: a designer city for 2012
    Clearly determined not to miss a moment of the year dedicated to the celebrations, Helsinki has been preparing an exciting programme of events and will be kicking off the year...

  • 4 From Turku to Tallinn – a capital cruise
    Separated by the Baltic Sea, Turku in Finland and Tallinn in Estonia are both in the spotlight this year in their roles as European Capitals of Culture. They are united...

  • 5 Take a look at Turku
    Set on the coast on the southwest of Finland, the town of Turku dates from the thirteenth century. Until it was ousted by Helsinki in 1812, it was the capital...

  • 6 Europe dons white for winter
    All across Europe, from Bruges to Copenhagen to Zurich, snow and ice are the protagonists, and white is being worn by cities, towns and villages. Picturesque scenes from the fairytale...

  • 7 The 'dont-miss' dates and destinations for 2011
    Capitals of CultureUntil 1812, the city of Turku, was capital of Finland. Now, in 2011, almost 200 years later, it's European Capital of Culture, an honour it shares with Tallinn...

  • 8 Visit Santa in his official Arctic home
    At this time of year, Father Christmas has his work cut out to keep up with all the appearances talking to children and hearing their Christmas wishes in toy shop...

  • 9 Explore the Arctic from an ice-breaker
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