Tag: Kuusamo

  • Racism Awareness Week encourages combating discrimination in the workplace

    Racism Awareness Week encourages combating discrimination in the workplace

    Racism Awareness Week encourages people to recognize and oppose racism in their everyday lives. People with a foreign background experience discrimination especially in the attitudes, advancement and salary negotiations of colleagues and supervisors. Nevertheless, only 7% of those who experienced discrimination at work or during a job interview reported it. “Racism can be a conscious […]

  • The 130th anniversary of Martta Wendelin’s art: the exhibition opens in Valamo

    The 130th anniversary of Martta Wendelin’s art: the exhibition opens in Valamo

    Martta Wendelin was one of the most famous Finnish illustrators in the early 20th century. The calm atmosphere of his illustrations and the authentic depictions of home and family life were important to Finns. The idyllic image of the Finnish way of life through the seasons and calendar celebrations was conveyed especially in his illustrations […]

  • Lapland’s snow-free tourism focuses on the midnight sun and autumn colors

    Lapland’s snow-free tourism focuses on the midnight sun and autumn colors

    The tourism industry’s long-term goal is to increase Lapland’s reputation as a summer destination and improve the accessibility of Lapland’s destinations through new flights. All major tourist areas in Lapland, including Rovaniemi, Levi, Ylläs, Pohjoinen-Lappi and Ruka-Kuusamo, as well as Visit Finland, which promotes international tourism nationwide, are involved in the development of summer tourism. […]

  • Finavia’s environmental investments total almost 10 million euros

    Finavia’s environmental investments total almost 10 million euros

    Water protection is important because by improving the management of stormwater flowing from the runway, the microbiome of the ditches and streams near the airports can be protected,” he says. Henry HansonDirector of Finavia. The Finnish Civil Aviation Authority’s infrastructure investments in 2023 will total more than 15 million euros, of which around 4 million […]

  • Finland’s air travel industry is recovering, but far from the pre-Covid level

    Finland’s air travel industry is recovering, but far from the pre-Covid level

    The only airport with more passengers than before the pandemic was Kuusamo, a popular tourist destination in the north.

  • In 2022, a total of 15.4 million passengers traveled through Finavia’s airports

    In 2022, a total of 15.4 million passengers traveled through Finavia’s airports

    Last year, the number of passengers increased, especially on European flights,” he says Petri Vuoridirector of sales and route development at the airport company Finavia. A total of 15,405,024 passengers traveled through Finavia’s airports in 2022. Of these, 78% traveled on an international flight and 22% on a domestic flight. The number of passengers increased […]

  • Finavia’s goal is to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to almost zero

    Finavia’s goal is to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to almost zero

    We have taken practical measures and have been able to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 64% compared to ten years ago. Next, we aim for zero emissions at our airports,” says Mikko ViinikainenFinavia’s director of responsibility and environment. Finavia reduces its carbon dioxide emissions as low as it is technically and economically possible, i.e. very […]

  • Wolves kill hundreds of reindeer in Northern Finland

    Wolves kill hundreds of reindeer in Northern Finland

    The Finnish Game Center has issued nine permits for hunting predators in Kuusamo.

  • The beauty of Finland’s national parks still attracts people after the peak of the pandemic

    The beauty of Finland’s national parks still attracts people after the peak of the pandemic

    During the first two years of the Covid pandemic, 2020 and 2021, Finland’s national parks and other natural sites became very popular domestic tourist destinations, but it seems that other attractions are increasingly competing for people’s attention. Although official summer visitor numbers are not yet available, traffic has slowed down according to the parks Pirkko […]

  • A 2.8 magnitude earthquake rumbles in Finnish Lapland

    A 2.8 magnitude earthquake rumbles in Finnish Lapland

    In the municipality of Enontekiö in Finnish Lapland, a 2.8 magnitude earthquake shocked the residents on Friday morning. According to local information, the shaking was strong and was felt by the residents of the neighboring municipality of Muonio, about 50 kilometers away. Tuija LuhtaA seismologist at the Institute of Seismology at the University of Helsinki […]

  • The Finnish Immigration Service will establish new reception centers on July 1

    The Finnish Immigration Service will establish new reception centers on July 1

    Most Ukrainians fleeing to Finland stay in private housing. Some of the new reception centers are branches of existing reception centers. The Finnish Immigration Service will continue to increase the number of accommodation places in the existing reception centers. The Finnish Immigration Service is responsible for the coordination, planning and supervision of the reception system. […]

  • Friday’s newspapers: Conciliation Committees, Import Administrators and State-Owned Companies in Russia

    Friday’s newspapers: Conciliation Committees, Import Administrators and State-Owned Companies in Russia

    The ongoing public sector wage dispute is in the news again this week, and nurses lifted the strike – but are threatening mass layoffs instead. On Friday in Helsingin Sanomat dispute analysiswhich will look at the Conciliation Committee, which is meeting this week to try to find a solution. The committee is convened in disputes […]

  • The Finnish tourism industry feels tangled in Russia’s neighboring country

    The Finnish tourism industry feels tangled in Russia’s neighboring country

    Finland’s position as Russia’s neighbor affects how attractive the Nordic country is perceived as a travel destination abroad. If the crisis in Ukraine continues, the effects on Finnish tourism could be serious, says Business Finland’s travel marketing department Visit Finland. After two years of understanding Covid-19, Finnish tourism business began to improve after a successful […]

  • Villa Gyllenberg will be reopened after renovation and expansion

    Villa Gyllenberg will be reopened after renovation and expansion

    The museum underwent a major renovation in 2021, during which time a new extension was completed. A new book about Villa Gyllenberg has also been published in Finnish and Swedish, Villa Gyllenberg – Home in Kuusisaari / Villa Gyllenberg – Ett hem på Granö, which reveals more information about the life of the Gyllenbergs on […]

  • Coronavirus updates 25.10-8.12

    Coronavirus updates 25.10-8.12

    The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has proposed implementing a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for employees in the social and healthcare sector. The mandate would only apply to those who work closely with patients in high-risk groups. As per the proposal, employees can refuse to take the vaccine if there are valid medical reasons. In […]

  • Strong signs of a recovery in tourism in northern Finland

    Strong signs of a recovery in tourism in northern Finland

    According to preliminary statistics, the number of Christmas holidaymakers arriving in Lapland and the Kuusamo region is likely to rise to pre-Covid levels this year. Sian Porter arrived from London with his family to spend Christmas in Kuusamo. Because we are fully vaccinated, traveling is not a concern now. "We are not afraid of the […]

  • An earthquake shakes Santa’s Workshop Village

    An earthquake shakes Santa’s Workshop Village

    The capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi, was hit by a mild earthquake on Saturday night. The vibration was measured to a magnitude of 1.5 from a depth of about five kilometers. No serious injuries were reported. According to the Institute of Seismology of the University of Helsinki, it was located five kilometers east of the popular […]

  • Snow recycling in Lapland for October skiers

    Snow recycling in Lapland for October skiers

    Ruka, located in Kuusamo, Lapland, Finland, aims to open three slopes for skiers at the end of this week – although the first flakes have not yet caught on the ground. That is why Ruka Ski Resort spreads the snow saved from last season. It uses the frozen white stuff it has kept all summer […]